to End in Ireland – record attempt
Starting 25 March 2012
Sharon and her
crew arrived in Ireland on Friday and were well looked after by
Paul Jenkins and family in Belfast. After a jog round the Park Run
the team set off for Mizen Head arriving on Saturday night (24th
March 2012) and prepared for an early start on the first day of
the End to End record attempt.
Sharon has sent
her first update at 5.30pm Sunday 25th March and so far she is progressing
well with 60 miles completed. Sharon has reached Macroom after a
misty start gave way to sunshine revealing fantastic scenery along
the coast and over the mountains. The weather has been perfect and
it's set to continue for the remainder of the record attempt.
her update through at 6pm and had clocked up just under 150 miles.
They've had a great day of glorious sunshine and Sharon has been
able to run in shorts for the first time this year. She is steadily
plodding away and notching up the miles.
Sharon ran late
the first night to get off the N20 road. She is hoping to pass the
halfway mark by about 48 hours. Bill and Martin are doing most of
the cycling alongside Sharon and Alan is busy gathering witness
statements and doing log book duties.
At 7.20pm tonight
Sharon reported back after another fantastic day. The only issues
were with the support team's cycling! - Martin was so tired he nearly
fell off the bike several times last night. Bill was also dozing
on his cycling duties this morning and Alan fell off just getting
on the bike!
the running is easy by comparison and she is topping up her tan
in beautiful sunny weather whilst making steady progress towards
Malin Head. 226 miles were complete at the time of the report and
the whole team was feeling confident about finishing on schedule.
came from Strabane, 300 miles from the start at 5.50pm. Sharon had
sausage and chips at lunch and just Frosties in the evening. Sharon
is getting a bit tired now and both shins are tightening up particularly
as there have been some big hills today but they anticipate taking
around 20 hours off the record if things going according to plan
finishing between 7 and 11am on Thursday.
a text from Malin Head at 8.15am this morning having finished the
End to End run in 4 days, 1 hour, 39 mins and 55 seconds.
That means she
has knocked over 21 hours off the record!
the crew only got 10 hours sleep in that time but everyone enjoyed
the adventure. They celebrated with champagne before snatching an
hours sleep and then returning to Belfast. The support team are
flying home early in the morning and Sharon and Bill are taking
the ferry and arriving back in Guisborough in late evening.
Sharon is really
grateful for all the support she received.