In just 7 days time the Mayor of Waverley will cut the ceremonial ribbon & ROAM 639 will be offically open.
In the build up to this Ian will be running around the loop 24 times over the next 7 days (approximately 153miles). The reason for doing so is to act as a reminder that muscular dystrophy is a condition that impacts upon those with the condition 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
On launch day friends & supporters of the trail will be running & walking around the loop.
It is hoped that in a small way the efforts of all involved will act as a reminder of how fortunate most of us are to have bodies that allow us to enjoy physical activity and to re-focus attention on the charitable aims of the trail.
Ian has completed the first three laps of his challenge. These were taken at a controlled pace with the remaining 21 laps in mind. Tomorrow Ian hopes to complete at least 4 more loops, but he is not expecting to set any speed records!
Today Ian managed a further 5 loops in glorious weather. The last 2 were a little bit more pedestrian than the first 3. Two days into challenge and 8 of the target 24 laps completed.
Ian completed another 4 loops today bringing the running total of loops completed over the last three days to 12 (76.68miles, or half way!)
Ian managed another 4 loops today. The first 3 of these were commenced at daybreak, the last one after a break for some food. The last loop of the day was very slow & no more than a walk. Four days of challenge complete and 16 loops, 8 left to fit in over the next 3 days.
Another 3 loops completed today taking the total completed so far to 19 (c. 121miles). The last of today's loops didn't go particularly well but it was sunny & if you're going to have a low moment it might as well be somewhere as beautiful as the 'Bowl'. Ian finished with a nicely ballooned ankle but has a relatively light day tomorrow so is still on course to complete the challenge.
Preparations for the luanch of ROAM 639 overtook blog updates over the last couple of days but at 23:55hrs on 27th September Ian completed the last few steps of lap 24 of ROAM 639 in 7 days. One hundred & fifty three miles with c. 23, 000 foot of climbing covered in the hope of raising awareness of muscular dstrophy.
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