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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

Let the Fun Begin!

May 8th, 2012

I’m all packed (been packed for about 3 weeks) bills paid and checked in at the airline with boarding passes. I leave tomorrow morning for a lot of traveling to get to John O’Groats, Scotland! The run back down to Land’s End, England will be the easy part!

Course and Elevation Profile

March 15th, 2012

This is the address to JOGLE (John O’Goats Land’s End) websites maps… I am NOT doing the race but starting shortly after their race ends and will be taking most of the same routes.
The approximate distance is 863 miles.

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

 

This is the elevation profile of the run in two halfs… Not too bad.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/41761805/JogleElevation1stHalf.png

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/41761805/JogleElevation2ndHalf.png

 

I’m getting excited about the journey and am looking forward to the start.

John O’Groats to Land’s End

March 9th, 2012

It is official, I plan on running from John O’Groats to Land’s End, Great Britain starting May 11, 2012 and looking to take around 15 to 18 days to do it. Although I am giving myself 21 days…
I will be running roughly the same route as the JOGLE Race which will have just finished when I start.
This will take me down the western part of Great Britain and take me through Scotland Wales and England.
Approximate distance is 863 miles.
I will try to post here and on my twitter and Facebook accounts (both /VBUltrarunner) during the event but I don’t know what kind of coverage I will have.
I WILL be taking a LOT of pictures…
I’m looking to have fun!

John O'Groats to Land's End

John O'Groats to Land's End

2011 Trans-Continental Slideshow

September 20th, 2011

My slideshow is available here. It is a huge file (about 730MB) but if you have time, a really fast internet connection and really want it…… It is in MPG format.

http://tinyurl.com/2011TransCon