Why I’m running 5,000 miles around the coast of Britain solo

Why I’m running 5,000 miles around the coast of Britain solo

The Guardian

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It has taken four winters so far, but wild beauty, nature and the kindness of strangers en route make this slow journey more than worthwhile

In the late summer of 2017 I became captivated by the sculpture A Line Made By Walking. It was created in 1967 by Bristol artist Richard Long, who walked carefully backwards and forwards through a grassy field, drawing a footpath with his feet. This fleeting track of trampled grass was the opposite of a footpath. It led nowhere and was created by one man.

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