Adam and Helen at the Severn's source
The Severn in Seven
BBC Shropshire's Adam Green and Helen Murray are running the 210-mile-long Severn Way footpath as it follows the River Severn from its source to the sea.
Early morning on Tuesday, 7 October BBC Shropshire's Adam Green and Helen Murray will standing beside a stream at the top of Plynlimon in Mid Wales. Seven days and 210 miles later the pair hope to be arriving at the River Severn's estuary outside Bristol.
The Severn in Seven sees Adam and Helen run the Severn Way, the longest riverside footpath in Britain, as it follows the river from its source to the sea. Along the way they will be meeting people who live and work around the Severn and discovering a few stories.
Adam and Helen will be running the Severn Way as a relay, with only one of them running at any one time. Even so, it promises to be tough test, as each runs the equivalent of a half marathon every day. As well as the mental and physical challenge of the run there's also the issue of navigation, as several times the Severn Way is forced to depart from the river's course.
Adam and Helen are keen runners and both have completed the London Marathon in recent years. They have put in many hours of preparation, organising the route, as well as the training itself, as Helen explained: "I have been putting the miles in and my running kit has come with me everywhere since April, much to the amusement of housemates, friends and colleagues."
A support vehicle, driven by Adam's dad will be following the route and taking the runners to their next relay hand-over point. It will also be carrying emergency supplies and back-up clothes and trainers.
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last updated: 02/10/2008 at 16:55
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