It begins at Burghley

Well done to Paul who started his 7 miles a day for 7 days challenge in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (

‘An early start was made to head the 70 miles to Stamford.

Following an email from the organisers we opted to park at one of the towns free car parks, this opposed to queuing to enter the grounds and park on the soggy grass.

What a good choice this was as we walked the 1/2 mile into the grounds passing a lengthy queue.

Once in the ground it was only a short distance to the start with ample facilities.

The numbers had been posted with clear instructions to enter the well marked pens for starting waves.

Once the run started it was a short distance through one of the estate gates turning right and heading down hill into Stamford. After crossing the river there was a u turn back across it before turning left along its side.

We then turned right and headed back into the estate grounds passing the 1 mile marker on an incline.

Following the route down to and around the side of the house we left the estate again around 2 miles.

This then continued along a quiet country road with testing hills between 2.5 to 4 miles.

Once tackling these we turned right along another small country road. This appeared to be dead straight and you could see the runners ahead of you for the best part of the next mile.A very testing section as we were faced with a brisk head wind.

At the 5 mile marker we turned back into the estate, continuing for about a mile on fairly flat terrain.

At around 6 miles we were presented with a long steep descent, which was not before time.

As the terrain levelled again crossing the Lion bridge (over the lake) we finished with a short run towards the front of the house.’


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