Sunday, 29 June 2008

And they're off!

Two of the Pennine Challenge runners, Steven Moore and Jonathan Dixon, set off from Castleside at 08:00 this morning.  They plan to run at a slower pace than the main group and with a 2 hour head start they should get to Middleton-in-Teesdale in plenty of time.

Jonathan had quite a hefty back pack at the start.  Amongst other things, he said it contained his comics, a catapult, some tuna sandwiches and a load of energy gels.

They started off in bright sunshine with virtually no breeze at all.  Let's hope the conditions stay like that.

The main group of runners are due to set off at 10:00.  I'll update the blog tonight, hopefully with tales of a safe and successful 22 mile run in the North Pennines.