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Then 5.3 miles to:
Then off to Cerne Abbas to resume the run
Cerne Abbas Brewery and Abbots Tea Room welcomed all to enjoy beer & nibbles outside the Abbots Tea Room from 6pm onwards.
FREE Beer & Nibbles were in exchange for Donations to HNT.
Day ended with an overnight stay 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.
Refreshments at Olivers Coffee Shop, plus Barry from The Bakery Café was selling "Stared Cup Cakes" that Rachel's son William helped to make. All donations to HNT.
A Hidden Needs Trust Fun Afternoon at the school, plus an evening at The Rose and Crown, Trent rounded off this 7 day challenge.
Day 7 Total Mileage 23.7
Total Run Mileage 202.9 miles
Day 7 the last and easiest leg, in which Rachel was joined by son William (12) for the last 6 miles from Cheap Street Sherborne to Trent where 2 vicars joined in the run down Trent Hill to the school, event on Trent Green marked the end of "Rachel's Epic Run" 2015.
Into the Abbey FM support car with Jenny Debbitt to Cranborne Garden Centre to avoid main road and it's traffic.
Then 2.5 miles to:
Then 2.5 miles to:
Overnight stay 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. A refuelling stop at Spring Copse Farm. 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 almost hit the proverbial "Brick Wall" after refuelling and a rest it was onto Blandford for dinner, rest and bed.
Rachel took on her challenge on behalf on Special Educational Needs children.
An Epic Run through Dorset despite sustaining neck injuries in an earlier challenge, which were still healing and aware that walking instead of running may be necessary at times. Support car provided by local radio Abbey 104 driven by presenter Jenny Devitt.
Trent Youngs Endowed Primary School.
Here it was 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 where physio and acupuncture is required for knee injury!
Then bed before an early rise in readiness for 8am start from Stonebarrow car park nr Charmouth.
Day 1 Total Mileage 29.2 miles
More challenging coastal path today.
A chance for beakfast at The Lobster Pot Café where
Deputy Mayor of Portland Councillor Glen Chadwick will be joining Rachel.
Come and support Rachel, donate to HNT and support kids with SEN.
EVENING at Lulworth Cove - Staying at Bishops Cottage
Day 3 Total Mileage 30 miles
Day 3 completed, Rachel relaxed at Bishops Cottage. Weather was good and the injured knee had survived another day with the help of support strapping although the last leg of the day along the coastal path to Lulworth Cove proved to be a real challenge with it's steep inclines and decents. Next day Rachel took to coastal path once more as she headed off initially to Kimmeridge Bay at 8am
Coastal path continues:
Then 2 miles to Swanage and 7.6 miles to Studland.
Day 4 Total Mileage: 28.2 miles
After leaving Lulworth along the coastal path swirling sea mist greatly reduced visibility making it unsafe to continue along the coastal path so Rachel moved inland where heavy rain became an issue, there was no safe alternative but get assistance from the Abbey FM support car to reach the Kingston Country Fair & Music Festival. With improving weather Rachel then stayed at Kingston to promote HNT and the need for more support for SEN kids, making up for the rained off events on Friday. Less walking mileage today but on average 1+ marathons being completed daily.
Day 2 and Rachel took to the Dorset coast path and it's challenges, exposed to the elements, steep gradients and variable terrain. A tough few days laid ahead, Stonebarrow Hill, Golden Cap, Thorncombe Beacon, Eype, the hill out off West Bay! Chesil Beach - definitely waking!
Then 5miles to:
Where the Taste Café at Chesil Beach stayed open late for food and drinks.
Then an over night stay at Sunnyside Guest House, Weymouth to rest and relax.
Day 2 Total Mileage 28.5 miles
Today's planned fund raising events were cancelled due to the weather however Rachel ran on 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.