John O'Groats to Lands End

July 1994

Once the preserve of ultra runners, John O'Groats to Land's End (JOGLE) now regularly attracts teams wishing to master the route as a relay. Believe it or not, one of the first clubs to prove it could be done was Hayes and Harlington way back in 1994, completing the run in 105 hours 2 minutes. There was nothing particularly unusual about the team, just a bunch of average runners who set out to raise funds for the Special Care Baby Unit of their local hospital. The subsequent article on the run was printed as a double page spread in Runner's World and the rest, as they say, is history. Full Account

Coast to Coast

1996

Happy days - the start of the C2C run; 140 traffic-free miles between Workington and Newcastle. That's the Irish Sea in the background and we just kept on running until we hit the North Sea, hence Sea to Sea or C2C. Our arrival at Newcastle coincided with the Great North Run which made for a fitting lap of honour. Our thanks go to Adidas for supplying the kit and Brendan Foster for laying on 30,000+ runners to accompany us on the last leg. The event raised three thousand pounds for Dreams Come True.

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Sea to Source

June 2003

Fourteen members of Hayes and Harlington Road Runners plus support bike lined up alongside the Thames Barrier for the start of their latest charity run up the River Thames to the Cotswolds. The sponsored relay involved the team running 180 miles along the entire length of the well mapped and signposted Thames Path to Kemble. What could possibly go wrong?...

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Isle of Wight Charity Relay

June 2005

Fifteen members undertook another charity  fund raising event with a weekend away on the Isle of Wight. Two teams ran in relay to circumvent the island in two days.

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Anglesey Charity Coastal Path Relay

13th - 16th June 2009

Fifteen club members set off for Anglesey  on 13th June to undertake another challenge. Having completed  John O'Groats to Lands End (1994), Coast to Coast (1996), Sea to Source (2003 and the Isle of Wight 2005, another memorable event full of the unexpected and drama, 125 miles !! this should have been a doddle.

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