I hope people don't mind me posting this here.
It's 1 week to go until I embark on my latest rail race for NRAS, after my last one the staff at the NRAS office got me a guards hat and whistle, unfortunately I wasn't able to model it at the co-ordinators conference as planned due to illness. So I'll be taking it along with me and hopefully get some photo opportunities with it en route.
I'll be starting from Birmingham New Street on 8th June at 07.30 and my first train will be down to Cardiff and due to arrive at 09.30, I'm hoping to dash to a local landmark to get a pic or two as I've built in some stopover time at each city this time.
I'll be leaving Cardiff at 11.20 to Holyhead, and arriving there at 16.15, then I'll hop onto the Swift ferry service to Dublin and arriving at 19.15
A chance to grab some pics in Dublin, before heading to the hotel (as my cousin is on holiday when I'm there so can't steal her spare room for the night)
07.30 next morning I'll be leaving Dublin Connolly station en route to Belfast, and am due to arrive there at 09.45
A chance for a quick few pics and then off to the 11.45 Stena Line ferry to Stranraer due to arrive in Scotland at 13.45.
I head off from Stranraer at 14.43, and have a change of trains at Ayr (16.13) and arrive in Glasgow Central at 17.09, a dash over to Queen street for the 17.30 train to Edinburgh, and due to arrive there at 18.24
A few hours in Edinburgh before (hopefully) getting on the 23.40 sleeper service to London Euston, and arriving in London at 06.43 on the 10th.
It would be lovely if anyone was able to pop along to any of my arrival points to say hello.
I'll be blogging the journey over on the blog page at nrasgreatrailrace.wordpress...
there is also a twitter account which you can find at twitter.com/#!/NRASRailRace I’ll also be using the #NRASRailRace hashtag so it's easier to find.
The JustGiving page for this, and my other fundraising activities this year can be found at justgiving.com/Robo-Jo
A BIG thank you to you all, and everyone at NRAS HQ for their support with my madcap activities Razz