FKT: Alan Bateson - Wales Coastal Path & Offa's Dyke Trail - 2023-07-18

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22d 12h 27m 10s

On the 26th of June 2023 I set off from Chester and ran 1059 miles, in 22 days, 12 hours and 27 minutes, finishing in Prestatyn on the 18th of July 2023.

Over 1000 of those miles I ran alone, with various people running some small sections with me.

My partner Katie supported me throughout the run, providing me with food and water, by meeting me at various points along the trail, and Martin, from Kelp and Fern also ran various sections with me, as he filmed the whole challenge, which he has documented on his YouTube channel - link attached.

I had some very unexpected weather for July, which made quite a few of the days very difficult and challenging. Of the whole 22 days there were only 2 days where I came close to quitting, due to horrendous weather conditions, as it made running and moving forward at any pace, very hard, especially on fatigued legs.