Pembrokeshire Coastal Path 2013
In April 2013 I am going to take a short break from personal training in North Yorkshire and instead, attempt to run the entire Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. This National Trail twists and turns its way through some of the most breathtaking coastal scenery in Britain. The Coast Path represents a formidable physical challenge – it is 186m (300km) long and its 35,000 feet of ascent and descent is said to be the equivalent of climbing Everest. I am going to attempt to cover it all in three days.
I will be travelling from Amroth in the south to St Dogmaels in the north, looking to cover 45 miles per day in almost every kind of maritime landscape imaginable. From rugged cliff tops and sheltered coves to wide-open beaches and winding estuaries, this is a beautiful part of the world. Having run 80 miles of it over three days in 2009, I know that whilst I’ll have my work cut out for me, the inspiring location will be more than enough compensation for my efforts.
I will be running on behalf of Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) an independent humanitarian medical aid organisation. They rely on private donations for 90 percent of their funding and are committed to providing medical aid where it is most needed, regardless of race, religion, politics or gender and to raising awareness of the plight of the people they help in 65 countries. They are an incredible organisation who help the most vulnerable people on the planet. I hope you can find some spare cash to donate to their cause. You can read more about them here.
If you would like to sponsor me to complete this challenge please visit my justgiving page – http://www.justgiving.com/pembrokeshireultra