Bez on the record trail

Trail Running (UK) - - Warm- Up -

Mark Berry and the group of trail run­ners who set a re­lay fastest-known-time (FKT) on the South West Coast Path have done the same on the 177-mile Offa’s Dyke Na­tional Trail.

To start, 56-yearold ‘Bez’ ran the whole trail in 76hr 25min – de­cid­ing it was more im­por­tant to en­joy the scenery and not run in the dark. When he reached the end at Prestatyn, a six-strong re­lay team started run­ning back south, notch­ing up the 177 miles in just 38hr 50min.

“What a manic week­end!” said Bez’s wife Lor­raine. “It’s in­cred­i­ble how much space can be cov­ered in a cou­ple of days by a small amount of peo­ple. Ev­ery­one gave 100% and were ex­hausted at the end.” The team now aims to set records on all 16 of Bri­tain’s Na­tional Trails.

Barkby beach marks the end of Offa’s Dyke

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