Walking

My friend Mrs F, goes away every May Bank holiday for a walking  break with a group of her friends, a couple of weeks ago she called me to invite me along. A couple of the ladies could not make it and this year they were walking North Cornwall, so not far for me to travel. I did a typical me thing, I got excited, cleared it with hubby, said yes please and then discovered it would be hard walking just a week after the marathon! Thank goodness the recovery was good!

Here is a map of Cornwall for you, we stayed in Port Isaac, which is well known here as the setting for Doc Martin. (on the North Coast)

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Here is Port Isaac, just as it appears in the TV programme

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Day 1

We walked from Port Isaac to Tintagel. The weather was like this

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windy, cold and at times wet. Although later on in the day the clouds cleared a bit. The Cornish coast is rugged, hilly and so beautiful

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Looking back to Port Isaac where we started, you can just see it

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Looking to the end point, Tintagel, which is just by the rock in the sea

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For every down there was an up, and vice versa!

For every down there was an up, and vice versa!

Day Two

Port Isaac to Polzeath

The weather was kinder, the terrain not so tough. A fantastic day.

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So many stairs on the coast path

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A lovely two days walking. Thank you body for being up for this. Back to running soon!

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About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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9 Responses to Walking

  1. onthelamb says:

    First, I LOVE that the map legend says “area of outstanding natural beauty.” Clearly American map makers need to take a lesson from English ones. Second, is that a walking map? As in, the land belongs to the people and isn’t private property so you’re not trespassing? Sigh. I love that thought.

    • shazruns says:

      Hi Paige, sadly this is not a walking map, just one I stole from the internet that clearly
      showed the places we walked from and to. There is however a path right round that coast (are of outstanding beauty) some of this land will belong to farmers but the public have the use of the path.

  2. Wow, just stunning. Good on the marathoner’s legs to do all that walking, sounds like a great active recovery for body and mind.

  3. mawil1 says:

    Such beautiful coastline! But the hills …..

  4. OmniRunner says:

    Beautiful walk, looks awesome. Thanks for the photos.

  5. Rebecca says:

    Wonderful pictures. I’ve never visited Cornwall but it’s somewhere I know I definitely want to visit one day!

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