8 Maids-a-Milking

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8 days down, 4 to go! 40.8 miles down, 19.2 to go! After todays mileage I certainly feel like I’m getting there!


Today was a day I’ve been both looking forward to and dreading since I set the challenge. To be totally honest, the run was great. Great until we hit the bank in Lanchester. It was an absolute killer. I thought the bank up to Broom House Farm was bad but this was harder. I felt like I was running on the spot for about half an hour!


The support today was again fantastic. I was joined by Val, Paul and Stephen. I also had Ross joining me too, which was great as he had a 10k race the same day. I hope his coach isn’t reading this!


Once we arrived at Lanchester Dairies, we were greeted by family, friends and a Northern Echo photographer. I’m hoping the run will be featured in tomorrow’s paper so I hope you buy it.


New Years Day is always a tough day after celebrations the night before so I owe massive thanks to the guys for running with me today. I know I keep banging on about the support but I really would struggle without it. Here are some more pics from the run today.

Day 8 Before The Run
Day 8 and Posing for the Papers
Day 8 to Lanchester Dairies

9th day tomorrow and 9 Ladies Dancing will see us running to Studio 12 in Langley Moor. There’s also a rumour we’re treating ourselves to a Full English, can’t wait!


Thanks as always,


About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.


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