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Day 13

A Damp And Challenging Day Finishing In Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Another 48 miles with 2800 feet of ascent covered yesterday which took Angela over the border to Wales to overnight in Monmouth. The day started at Ludlow race course at 4:00a.m with torrential rain that woke the whole crew and cost Angela a couple of hours of precious sleep. Although waterproofs were on and off throughout the day, it was mostly heavy showers, not persistent rain.

The good news is that Angela managed to get the crown replaced (on a Sunday!) so can eat normally again. Don’t know if this was a mobile dentist – guess we’ll find out on Facebook. Apparently Battenberg cake is back on the menu (one of my tadpole favourites).

The bad news is that Angela’s right foot was very painful underneath and required several stops for foot massage and shoe/insole adjustments – how is she doing this??

Jim left the support team in the afternoon but Hillary will stop on for a couple of days. PeteB has been unable to rejoin but a big thank you to Laura who came straight from an event in Scotland to put in some miles.

Angela’s son James joined her for the last few miles into Monmouth – nice.

I also see that Asda has taken over from Tesco for a shopping break.

Today, a speedy run through Wales to Chepstow (16 miles) and a swift crossing of the Severn may be a wise move as there was a revival of interest in druids from the 14th century including human sacrifice. Think Wicker Man in Wales!! It would be nice to see the Wellness sign on the Severn Bridge – pictures please team.

After crossing back into England, Angela will turn South West soon exiting Gloucestershire, skirting Bristol and crossing the River Avon, with just Somerset, Devon and Cornwall to go.

For much of the yesterday, Angela was running alone so please turn out if you can to join her for a few miles and please donate to Angela’s cause at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/therunninggranny-goingforold

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