Coast to Coast in under 40 hours?
A recent guest booked into the hostel for a one night stay in the wintry conditions of last weekend. He asked for an early checkout, as with all guests we usually try to find out a little about what brings them to Grasmere and what they are hoping to achieve during their stay.
James’s story was an unusual one. James is planning to run the Coast to Coast, Wainright’s popular long distance path. As we are one the main outdoor visitor’s accommodation providers in Grasmere and located right by the Coast to Coast route we get a lot of walkers beating a trail to our door.
This year it is the 40th anniversary of the publication of Wainright’s Coast to Coast guide, so we are expecting more and more unusual activity this year. See “The Wainright Society”:http://www.wainwright.org.uk/events/2013/coast-to-coast.html.
James himself has type 1 diabetes and is a regular outdoor sports event participant and runs his own business “Open Adventure”:http://www.openadventure.com promoting Adventure Racing in the North of England and the rest of the UK.
You can help support his project to support research in Type 1 diabetes by donating to JDRF via the “Just Giving page”:http://www.justgiving.com/howfast/donate?exitUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.howfast.org%2Fdonate-howfast-guess.php?donationId=JUSTGIVING-DONATION-ID
His run from Grasmere to St Bees on Monday is “recorded here”:http://www.movescount.com/moves/move11964821
We wish him the very best of luck and we hope to see him again as he passes by in June.