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Weʼre raising £1,000 to help Oarsome Foursome in their bid to row the Atlantic and raise money for their three charities - I'm running 100 miles in one go!

Cornwall

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I made it around. You can read my report here.

Ok, pay attention as this is a bit different. I'm raising money to help some friends raise a shed load of money for three great charities. To do this I'm doing something crazy so that they can do something even crazier. All rather stupid but the charities win in the end so that’s all right.

I’m a runner so I’m going to run further than I’ve ever run before. 100 miles to be exact.

They are rowers (well most are) so they are going to row further than they have ever rowed before. All the way across the Atlantic which puts my little run completely in the shade. It will be a massive achievement when they make it.

Running is my hobby and over the years I've done quite a few marathons and longer. However, I've only done one 50 miler (in training) and one 64 mile race. Stepping up to 100 miles puts me well outside my comfort zone and into the realm of silly. To make my life easier, I've chosen to run the Cornish South West Coast Path from Coverack to Porthtowan via Land's End. This is a rather lumpy route with terrain that really isn't the easiest. Oh and I'm doing it in February so the weather is likely to be a little damp, cold and windy. The run is named the Arc of Attrition for good reason and has a 55% average DNF rate. DNF stands for Did Not Finish so over half the people that start this race don't make it to the end.

Ok, so what I'm doing is crazy. However, rowing across the Atlantic takes crazy to a new level.

Oarsome Foursome are four amazing women from Cornwall and Devon who, at the end of this year, will row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic in a very small boat in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Rowing Challenge. Billed as The World’s Toughest Row, the enormity of this challenge should not be underestimated. In comparison to other challenges, more people have climbed Everest than have rowed across the Atlantic.

Team Oarsome Foursome will be raising money for and awareness of three South West Charities: Cornwall Blood Bikes, Carefree (which works with hoteliers and holiday homeowners who give up their properties to allow carers to take the break they so richly deserve) and hospice charity Hospiscare Exmouth & Lympstone .

Team Oarsome are, in their own words, four ordinary women doing extraordinary things and they need your help. In order to get to the start line of the Challenge they have raised £30k already but need to raise a total of £100k. The boat and all the equipment will be sold after the Challenge and all monies raised will go to the charities.

So I'm running 100 miles to help Oarsome Foursome get to the start line! If you can spare a little donation it would cheer me up as I pound through the miles of the South West Coast path next month. Thank you!

Image courtesy of MudCrew Ltd.

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  • Colin Bathe2 months ago
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    Colin Bathe

    2 months ago

    Well I made it to the end. I've done a little write up of my little fun run here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/colin-bathe/arc-of-attrition-2019-100-mile-ultra/10158288438299546/

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  • Colin Bathe2 months ago
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    2 months ago

    Kit check this evening. • GPS tracker compulsory supplied • Quality waterproof jacket • Quality waterproof trousers • Long tights / leg cover • Warm hat • Water resistant peak cap • Buff • Emergency survival bag • 2x long sleeve base layer • Whistle • Mobile phone • 2x head torches each with spare batteries and/or spare charged battery pack • Red tail light • 2x sets of gloves. Liner and waterproof / Goretex type • Capacity to carry minimum 1.5 litres of water • Emergency Food / Nutrition • Rucsac • Foldable reusable rubber/silicone drinks cup

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  • Colin Bathe2 months ago
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    Colin Bathe

    2 months ago

    Training has gone well with 625 miles completed over the last 5 months. I'm in general good shape with a new parkrun PB a week ago and no injuries so as long as I don't set off too fast, I think I have a good shot at getting around. 32 to 34 hours is a good target though anything under the cut off of 36 hours I'll be happy with.

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Page last updated on: 2/27/2019 22.17

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 27, 2019

    If I were richer I’d give you so much more, still in awe of your efforts and achievement. Thank you so much for doing this for us xx

    £20.00

  • I Whittaker

    I Whittaker

    Feb 9, 2019

    An amazing effort and achievement Colin

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 7, 2019

    Run !

  • Diane Boardman

    Diane Boardman

    Feb 7, 2019

    Well done Colin

    £5.00

  • Nicky Craven

    Nicky Craven

    Feb 6, 2019

    Well done Colin

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 4, 2019

    Well done Colin!Jane Blagbrough (Claire’s Mum) xx

    £10.00

  • Terry Carter

    Terry Carter

    Feb 4, 2019

    well done Colin

    £8.50

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Colin Bathe

Colin Bathe

Cornwall

Ultra runner and electronics consultant. Likes a bit of crazy in his life (see bio photo).

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