Looking for something inspirational, I found this on YouTube. It’s a video from a chap running the 2018 CCC, the little brother of the UTMB (LINK).
Shot on a 360 degree GoPro on a selfie stick. Cleverly, the stick has been edited out.
Back in the real world, what was to be a rest day, started with a two mile walk from Saltley in to work – a change of plan due to the other half needing both cars (don’t ask!).
I swapped my rest day with tomorrow’s long walk meaning that today I had to cover 18 miles. Minus the two I’ve walked in to work leaves me with 16 to walk after work.
The canal skirts the Birmingham districts of Great Barr, Hamstead, Perry Barr and Witton before joining the Birmingham Fazeley canal beneath Spaghetti Junction.
Michael was stabbed to death, in 2004, whilst pursuing a suspect who had threatened members of the public earlier in the day with a knife.
Michael Swindells was awarded the Queen’s Gallantry Medal posthumously.
My walk continued over increasingly familiar territory before leaving the canal at the Tyburn House pub.
A noisy half mile was endured past JLR and B&Q before ascending the hill up to Castle Bromwich.
Two miles later was was back home.