Not a run ! but 26.5 mile "Walk the Wight"

Not a run ! but 26.5 mile "Walk the Wight"

Quick post and photos as we are tired out! Walk the Wight 2016 for our local hospice is quite an event here and the end of the walking festival.....We started at 6.15am in Bembridge and walked to Alum Bay getting there at 5pm . About 1000 m elevation..... Lovely sunny weather and a brisk breeze!several tea/coffee/snack/loo stops on the way and a nice picnic lunch overlooking the sea!

We took it steady and I'm fairly sure I didn't get blisters this year, sore feet though and bit achy now but not horrendous!Pauls pal Steve suffered a few bad big blisters one of which burst with 6 miles to go but he persevered and made it to the end. A good atmosphere and support from marshalls, quite a few runners ran the whole thing, brave souls!i ran a TINY bit (a few miles from the end) to say i had but only about 10 SECONDS!

Celebrated with cider at the end!

*Well done too to my dad (81 next month )who did the 2nd half of 14 miles in 6 hrs!๐Ÿ˜Š

Had a soak and Chinese takeaway but now being subjected to re run of grand prix๐Ÿ˜•Early night for me!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜†

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  • Tremendous ........ How do you top that! Well done Ali I think you are a superstar! ๐Ÿ˜Ž I think them legs will hurt tomorrow. x

  • Aah thanks Frank!my feet are buzzing at the mo! We will have to get you over here next year๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Fantastic stuff - looks a lovely (challenging) day

  • Yes it is a challenge for sure, but stunning scenery. This is my 4th time of doing whole walk, used to do the half, when it's windy and rainy it can be really hard but we were spoilt with the weather today๐Ÿ˜†

  • Wow Ali, Well done , that's brilliant !

    And your Dad , Bless him, what a star ! Must run in the family :-)

    Enjoy your rest, certainly well earned ! :-) xxx

  • Thanks poppy!yep my dad's pretty strong still, cycles and swims each week, hope I'm like that at his age! Hopefully I have no blisters to upset my runs this week๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜†

  • Oh yes , you don't want any of those pesky blisters that's for sure ! :-) xxx

  • No sireeeeeee!๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜†

  • Wow Ali, no wonder you're tired now! That sounds exhausting! Also looks beautiful however, and what a worthwhile cause! Big, big congrats to your father too! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Endurance obviously runs in the family!

  • Thanks Sandra !I'm tucked up in bed now, feet still buzzing! Just been reading your fantastic run post!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜†

  • Congratulations Ali! Look at the size of that hill! And congratulations to your dad at 81 managing 14 hilly miles- that's incredible, what does your mum think about that?! I bet they hide some walking on their time๐Ÿ˜Š.

    It's dawning on me how many miles you walk and run - it's a huge amount...but back to you and your fabulous medal (I love it) .wonderful clear photos....was there an option to travel by lama?!

    Sleep well Ali, after that walk and cider I'm sure you will Zzzzz

  • Hi jaxsy

    Thanks for your lovely comments! I don't really do that many miles in general, my running this week was less than 5k! But I do like entering events so it just seems like it! Yes dad seems fine, shall see him when I drop dog over there before work. He and mum both used to do the walk but her last one was 2010, she's unable to walk nowadays ๐Ÿ˜•but I'm sure dad will take his medal to show her when he visits her later! He's lucky he is still so active and strong. ๐Ÿ˜Š Yes there are some amazing hills on this route, it's really worth doing for the views, might post some more in a min on a collage.

    We have GMR next weekend and meeting up with the famous poppy pug and Frank. Should be good!then the scary needles HM the week after, some of the route we did yesterday but back the other way!eek! ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Oh my word .... Lots of miles! Well next weeks run reports should be fab hearing about the GMR with poppy and frank; how good is that!

    I wish your mum all the. Est Ali, my mum is also unable to walk due to severe rheumatoid arthritis and bedridden for past 8 months ... & Nursing home but fortunately (mostly) bright as a shiny pin.

    With all your runs, Rfc will get us us to the south of France in no time๐Ÿ˜Š Hope legs are behaving and recovering..

  • That should read I wish your mum all the best ali x

  • Well done Ali!!!! Great photos ! It sounds absolutely wonderful to be able to join like-minded folk for a grand day out. Picnic by the sea, wonderful views, good peeps. Ah does the heart good.

    Soz about your sore feet though shug! I dare say they'll be fine tomorrow. You'll forget about those as you have more pressing concerns on your running horizon. A little matter of the GMR. Ooooooer!

    I wonder if you had a good sleep. I don't think I do after a race. You're too excited and re-run it in your head don't you. Or is that just me?

  • Thanks MW! Sore feet nearly recovered, got to go to run club tomorrow night!

    i know! GMR, not long now! George is also staying on the mainland, with Uncle Andrew, for the weekend as the kids wanted to borrow him(brave souls, but they did used to dog sit him before he came over here!)

    my sleep wasn't so bad, was nice to look back on another walk the wight , but the midnight loo trip hurt my legs, once i was up and about they were not so bad an almost ok now x

  • That looks like a mammoth test Aliboo. Well done and hope you enjoyed your well earned takeaway.

  • i did! it was a yummy chinese! :)

  • well done looks fantastic and sounds like you deserved a good bottle of cider or 5

  • Thanks Ben, i am such a lightweight, just had my half a Magners in the pub and was already spaced out! :)

  • Congrats all round, nice to see your smiling faces :) Seriously, there were people who RAN up that hill? It looks like you need mountaineering gear to climb that thing!

  • It it steep but looks worse in the distance!the lead runner did it in a bit over 4hours or so!inspiring stuff!๐Ÿ˜†

  • Looks amazing. My friend walked round the Isle of Wight recently by herself, in 5 days. She is having treatment for cancer at the moment, and was raising money for charity. I was working or I would have done it with her. It's a lovely walk. Maybe next year!

  • Very well done to your friend, That's a long way, hope she is doing well with her treatment. .....

    Yes it's a great walk to do x

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