2015 Planned Transcontinental Run

July 25th, 2014

I am currently planning another crossing, basically the same route, in 2015.

I will be accompanying  Cyndi Graves from Texas on this journey.

Cyndi has completed “The Last Annual Vol State Road Race” several times and is where I met her.

She has wanted to do this for some time. Her husband who has crewed her in her Vol State runs is not able to take the time to crew her on a Trans Continental run so she asked me if I would let her accompany me on a future one. I agree so will probably be doing this either February or April 2015. Personally I’d like to do it in 75 days or less but am not making a race of it. I do these runs for purely enjoyment reasons.

More details as they become available.

John

 

Database problems

July 25th, 2014

Recently my database encountered fatal errors. I have repaired the database and all is back up and running normal.

Harbour House

May 8th, 2014

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This is the view from the Harbour House B&B that I’m staying at for two nights before I start my journey. This is the Wick Harbour.

It begins shortly

May 8th, 2014

I arrived in Scotland and am now taking the train to Wick. Tomorrow I will take off in Wick and start my journey Saturday around 7:00am.

Link to my Spot Tracking Page.

February 12th, 2014

Updated every ten minutes

http://tinyurl.com/vbultrarunner

2014 John O’Groats to Land’s End

January 4th, 2014

I am planning on making another attempt at walk/running from John O’Groats Scotland to Land’s End England.
Tentatively starting around May 9th, 2014.
Approximate distance is 860 miles and I will do basically the same course I did in 2012, which is similar to the race of the same name.

Change of Plans

May 27th, 2012

Basically since I don’t have time to finish the whole journey and It is very cost prohibitive to change my flight back to extend my trip I have come up with this revisement.
I will go as originally planned to Bristol England then instead of heading south west toward Land’s End I will head South East toward Southampton England finishing on the water there. It will be approximately 715 miles total… Also this will make it easier to get back to London for my flight home…

Day 4

May 14th, 2012

Well my first four days have been pretty poor as far as making distance goes, but the scenery, when I’m now cowering from the wind and rain, has been awesome!
Hopefully I will get better over the next 3 or 4 days, otherwise I will not finish the whole thing, which isn’t a big deal but obviously I’d like to.
Today I cut it short at 23 miles in hopes of an early day with longer recovery

Looking into a 40+ mph wind will make you look like this!

will help me. I really think I haven’t recovered from the 31 hours of travel to get here :-)

 

Day One

May 11th, 2012

Well it was a rough day. I had 31 hours of travel time to get to Wick Scotland and I felt it all day today.. Large patch of rain was coming down on me at 29 miles and I looked up and saw a sign that said “B&B 200 yards”, yep you guessed it I hopped all over it… I will start around 5:30 or 6 tomorrow and try and get in about 40+ and build into this. The shoulders (what shoulders) here suck!!!!
Me!

What Shoulders!

Nice Stonework.

Basic info

May 8th, 2012

Info for JOGLE (John O’Groats to Land’s End)

http://runvb2vb.com/blog

http://twitter.com/VBUltrarunner

http://facebook.com/VBUltrarunner

Link to route info:(I’m mostly following the route used during the JOGLE race)

http://www.ultrarace.co.uk/events/route/?eventid=94

I’ve given myself 21 running days
The approximate length is 863 miles
The northern start point (John O’Groats) is about 8 degrees lattitude from the
Arctic Circle!
Normal Low Temp is 41
Normal High Temp is 49

I’ll be running with a Camelbak Pit Boss with 100 oz water bladder (purchased
from Running Etc!)
Total weight 17.5 pounds dry
weight 23.7 pounds with full water

Includes: 1 extra short sleeve shirt
1 extra long sleeve shirt
1 long sleeve fleece top
1 light weight jacket
1 light compact rain suit (top and bottom)
1 pair running pants
1 beanie cap
1 ball cap
1 pair lightweight gloves
1 pair mittens
8 pair socks
1 first aid kit
1 emergency bivy sack
1 bivy sack
1 sleeping bag
1 net book with charger
1 Garmin 310xt with charger
1 solar usb charger
2 cell phones (UK and US) with chargers
1 headlight
1 flashlight
2 red blink lights
1 tooth brush and paste
maps and info and credentials
Plus what I’ll be wearing:
1 pair shorts
1 short sleave shirt
1 pair socks
1 pair Nike Triax Shoes (from Running Etc)
1 sunglasses
1 Timex Ironman watch