Day 4: Wednesday 20th April

Home to  the Earls of Sutherland

What a great day.  Just under 20 miles covered from Brora to the far side of Dornoch, so still ahead of the plan (just).  Weather was about perfect for walking; not too warm and a gentle breeze with plenty of sunshine.  Lovely.



IMG_3264Apart from the walking and the weather there were several noteworthy moments.

  • Hazel found us another nice place to stay in Dornoch (Del Mar), and managed to get the laundry done
  • I saw a deer
  • Hazel saw a seal
  • I managed to get off the A9 for a few hours
  • My feet are just as sore as yesterday but I think I’m getting more used to it 🙂

But the high spot of the day was a lesson in humility.  While flogging up a hill a voice from behind scared the life out of me.  A chap in running gear slowed down to walk and talk.  We exchanged pleasantries.  He asked me what I was doing.  Chest puffed out I proudly told him of my epic journey and the 3 peaks.  “Wow”, he said.  “That’s amazing”.

Of course I returned the question with something banal like “What about you?  Are you out for a jog?”  The answer was a true OMG moment………………

“I’m running round the coast of Britain.  4,000 miles down and only 1,000 to go”.

That man is Wayne Russell.  Check out his web site:

He has a tracker just like mine but his progress map is truly awesome.

Respect Wayne.  Respect.

Dornoch Cathedral

3 thoughts on “Day 4: Wednesday 20th April

  1. It’s those moments that will stick with you. Respect to you Chris. I think you might have known my brother Gerry Sheridan at HP. He sent me the link to your blog. You are doing a great thing. Michael


  2. A great story Chris. Every step you take, every move you make, we’ll be watching you…and routing for you


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