Then 5.3 miles to:
Then off to Cerne Abbas to resume the run
Cerne Abbas Brewery and Abbots Tea Room welcome all to enjoy beer & nibbles outside the Abbots Tea Room from 6pm onwards.
FREE Beer & Nibbles in exchange for Donations to HNT.
Staying at The Abbots Tea Room
Day 6 Total Mileage 30 miles
Day 6 started with a long hual to Dorchester Opp Group via very hot lanes with breakfast stop at Hambro Arms Milton Abbas on route. Rachel got warm welcome at Dorchester Opp Group event by SEN kids their families, Mayor and Town crier. Next it was onto Cerne and the last 10 miles up and over Crene hills to event at Cerne Brewery and Abbotts Tea Rooms.
The Bakery Café, Sherborne
Olivers Coffee Shop, Sherborne
The Priory Christchurch
Cranborne Garden Centre
The Smugglers Inn Osmington Mills
Come along and support Rachel as she starts her Epic Run through Dorset. Despite sustaining neck injuries, which are still healing, walking instead of running may be necessary. Rachel takes on her challenge on behalf on Special Educational Needs children.
Trent Youngs Endowed Primary School.
Meet Rachel and Jenny Devitt from Abbey FM with the run support car.
@Abbey_104 - www.abbey104.com
An ideal opportunity to support Rachel – HNT and kids with SEN.
Then it's into the Abbey FM support car with Jenny Devitt at the wheel to avoid busy road
and rest neck injury!
EVENING in Lyme Regis - Staying at Coram Cottage
Day 1 Total Mileage 29.2 miles
Now at Lyme Regis overnight to relax and rebuild energy ready to tackle the first day of the Dorset Coastal Path with it's variable terrain and steep gradients.
Physio and acupuncture required for knee injury!
Early rise in readiness for 8am start from Stonebarrow car park nr Charmouth.
Come along and cheer Rachel off.
Day 2 and Rachel takes to the Dorset coast path and it's challenges, exposed to the elements, steep gradients and variable terrain. A tough few days ahead, Stonebarrow Hill, Golden Cap, Thorncombe Beacon, Eype, the hill out off West Bay! Chesil Beach - definitely waking!
Then 5miles to:
Take this opportunity to meet and support Rachel, HNT and kids with SEN.
Come along & meet Rachel and support HNT and kids with SEN.
The Taste Café at Chesil Beach will stay open late for food and drinks.
Another opportunity to meet and support Rachel, HNT and kids with SEN.
Staying at Sunnyside Guest House, Weymouth
Day 2 Total Mileage 28.5 miles
Todays planned fund raising events had to cancelled due to the weather but Rachel ran through the rain!
Even when it stopped there was no drying out as Rachel continued along the overgrown
coastal path, the need to divert from planned route increased today's milage to just over 30 miles.
More challenging coastal path today.
Join Rachel at The Lobster Pot Café, for breakfast.
Deputy Mayor of Portland Councillor Glen Chadwick will be joining Rachel.
Come and support Rachel, donate to HNT and support kids with SEN.
Come along, meet Rachel and donate to HNT and kids with SEN.
EVENING at Lulworth Cove - Staying at Bishops Cottage
Day 3 Total Mileage 30 miles
Day 3 completed and Rachel's relaxing at Bishops Cottage. Weather has been good and the injured knee has survided another day with the help of support strapping although the last leg of the day along the coastal path to Lulworth Cove was a real challenge with it's steep inclines and decents. Tomorrow Rachel takes to coastal path once more as she heads off initialy to Kimmeridge Bay at 8am
Coastal path continues:
See Todays events by clicking the link button!
Then 2 miles to Swanage and 7.6 miles to Studland.
EVENING in Bridport, staying at Spray Copse Farm
Day 4 Total Mileage: 28.2 miles
After leaving Lulworth along the coastal path swirling sea mist greatly reduced visibilty making it unsafe to continue along the coastal path so Rachel moved inland where heavey rain became an issue, no safe alternative but get assistance from the Abbey FM support car to reach the event at Kingston. With improving weather Rachel then stayed at Kingston to promote HNT and the need for more support re SEN kids, making up for the rained off events on Friday. Less walking milage today but on avererage 1+ marathon being completed daily.
Cerne Abbas Brewery
Chesil Beach Centre & Taste Café
Worth Matravers Tea Rooms
Jubilee Clock Weymouth
Lobster Pot Café
Beach Hive Café
Glanvilles Wootton Church
Spray Copse Farm
You can donate to HNT and help support children with Special Educational Needs via the Donations link in the tool bar at the top of the page.
The Langton Arms
The Abbots Tea Room
Dorchester Opp Group Bus
Rose and Crown - Trent
Cerne Abbas Giant
Then into the Abbey FM support car with Jenny to Cranborne Garden Centre to avoid main road
Then 2.5 miles to:
Then 2.5 miles to:
Staying overnight at the Crown Crown Hotel www.crownhotelblandford
Day 5 Total Mileage 33.3
Day 5 started with a fast run, watching tracker pointer move was unbelievable, from North Haven - Hill Head. Refueling stop Spring Copse Farm, fab views from the Head.Next stop Cranborne Garden Centre where where Rachel was greeted by the oldest reigning Town Crier. Then on through villages via very hot lanes, wrong directions given by farmer so extra mls! Reached Langton Arms where Rachel almosr hit the proverbial "Brick Wall" after refuel and rest it was onto Blandford and dinner, rest and bed.
Refreshments at Olivers Coffee Shop look forward to some delicious cake.
Plus Barry from The Bakery Café will be selling "Stared Cup Cakes" that
Rachel's son William will be helping make. All donations to HNT
for FINAL Leg to Trent Village
AFTERNOON...Hidden Needs Fun Afternoon at the school.
EVENING...The Rose and Crown, Trent
Day 7 Total Mileage 23.7
Total Run Mileage 202.9 miles
Day 7 the last and easiest leg with Rachel being joined by son William (12) for the last 6 miles from Cheap Street Sherborne to Trent where 2 vicars joined in the run downTrent Hill to the school, event on Trent Green and the end of "Rachels Epic Run" 2015
"Rachels Epic Run" 2016! Look out for details!!!!!!!!!!!