I had planned to write about the charity run last night but I had to change my plans, hence tonights post. A couple of days ago I found the blog of Jane Talbot, who is determined to raise Â£100k to support the charity "Help For Heroes", quite a challenge if you ask me. Before I go into the details of the run here is some more information about the charity Jane is running for: "Help for Heroes was founded by Bryn and Emma Parry in October 2007 out of a desire to help the wounded Servicemen and women returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. The message of the charity is simple: We are strictly non political and non critical; we simply want to help. We believe that anyone who volunteers to serve in time of war, knowing that they may risk all, is a hero. These are ordinary people doing extraordinary things and some of them are living with the consequences of their service for life. We may not be able to prevent our soldiers from being wounded, but together we can help them get better."
Back to the run now. As you can read on Jane's blog she will run 200 miles on both Islay and Jura and she will start tomorrow, Monday the 26th of July. Her route is as follows: Day 1 - Port Ellen to Kintour and back (15.6 miles), Day 2 - Port Ellen, Lower Killeyan, Kintra, Bowmore (26.3 miles), Day 3 - Bowmore, Portnahaven, Kilchiaran, Port Charlotte (26.8 miles), Day 4 - Port Charlotte, Kilchoman, Ballinaby, Sanaigmore, Ardnave (24.5 miles), Day 5 - Ardnave, Bridgend, Port Askaig (18miles), Day 6 - (Jura) Feolin Ferry, Lussagiven (23.5 miles), Day 7 - (Jura) Lussagiven, Kinuachdrachd, Lussagiven (19.4 miles), Day 8 - Lussagiven, Port Feolin, Port Askaig (23.5 miles), Day 9 - Port Askaig, Bridgend, Leonin, Port Ellen (18.6 miles). This gives an average daily mileage of 21.5 miles. If you want to support Jane and make a donation you can do so at www.justgiving.com/janetalbot. Good luck Jane if you read this!