Here at VerinesVelo we work with athletes from a number of sports, each with their own motivations and goals but all generally working towards an A race or goal event. This year I decided to tick one goal off my Bucket List and run the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, all 186 miles (300 km) and 35,000ft of it from Amroth in the South to St Dogmaels in the North. My wife and son are both from Pembs and my first tour in the RAF was in Brawdy in the late 80’s, I feel a particular affinity to that part of Wales.
Andy Harries, coached athlete, long distance triathlete and ultra runner (UTMB 2018 competitor) stepped up and agreed to join me in the endeavour.
The plan is to run the 300km over 5 days, self supported, I’ll post regular updates on here, the VerinesVelo Facebook page, Instagram and maybe even Twitter using the #Pembs300 hashtag, it’s a truly beautiful part of the world as many of you will be aware, hopefully some of our photos will do it justice.
Here’s where you come in… we’ve decided to set up a charity donation page to put our efforts to good effect and hopefully raise some money for Velindre Cancer Care. I have a few friends who have used or are currently relying on Velindre’s support in their battle with cancer and hope that in some way we can put our effort to good use. If you could forego your cup of coffee today and donate instead that would be brilliant.
In 2012 VerinesVelo coached triathlete and ultrarunner Simon Tippett and I ran the V02 Events now defunct Pembrokeshire Coast Challenge, 76 miles over 3 days, fully supported, this time Andy and I are taking on the challenge of the whole 186 mile route. Here is a YouTube video that Si made, it’ll give you an idea of what we’ve let ourselves in for..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4tTB9PDZs0