Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Marathon Ayr to Girvan. May 2012

Started in the centre of Ayr

Finished in the centre of Girvan.
Today Tuesday May 22nd I decided as the weather was so good and most of my walking colleagues are away on holiday I would do a full marathon walk. Previously with Ayr and District Ramblers we have done a 23 mile one back in March but I have always fancied trying the full monty of 26.2 miles. At 6.30AM I set off from Millbrae car park in Ayr where I followed the river down to the shore before setting off along the beach to the Bracken Bay. To increase my mileage instead of going on the old railway line I went off up and over the Carrick Hills to Fisherton and then back onto the shore at Dunure. Then it was the usual path down through Culzean Estate passed Maidens and onto Girvan .According to my GPS todays route covered 29 miles so allowing for any errors I definitely walked a marathon at least. It was the perfect day to do such a strenuous walk taking me 10 hours in total ,wall to wall sunshine with a temperature of 21 degrees C. and a light sea breeze this part of Scotland is truly amazing when we get this type of weather. This may be a future walk for ADRC one I will submit to the committee for them to decide if we would gather enough support or not.

1 comment:

  1. Three miles an hour is good going Gordon.
    Well done !