BCN Marathon Challenge 2011: Index
We had a great time on the 2011 BCN Marathon Challenge – in order to capture the essence of the day we kept a running blog which we published every few hours as cruised along.
As our summer cruise progresses the BCN marathon posts will soon be buried. We hope that this index will make them easier to find:
Saturday 28th May 8am – 9am: Aldersley Junction to Lock 15 of the Wolverhampton 21
Saturday 28th May 9am – 11am: Lock 15 of the Wolverhampton 21 to Deans Road Bridge, Wyrley & Essington Canal
Saturday 28th May 11am – 1.15pm: Deans Road Bridge, Wyrley and Essington Canal to Birchills Junction
Saturday 28th May 1.15pm – 3.30pm: Birchills Junction to Pellsal Junction
Saturday 28th May 3.30pm – 4.45pm: Pelsall Junction to Daw End
Saturday 28th May 5pm – 7.30pm: Daw End to Rushall Junction (-ish)
Saturday 28th May 7.30pm – 9pm: Rushall junction (-ish) to Perry Barr Lock – 2 from bottom!
Saturday 28th May 9pm – 9.45pm: Perry Barr Lock (2 from bottom) to Cuckoo Wharf
Sunday 29th May 4am – 5.30am: Cuckoo Wharf to Aston Junction
Sunday 29th May 5.30am – 8.25am: Aston Top Lock to Spon Lane (via the Old Main Line)
Sunday 29th May 8am – 12 noon: Oldbury Junction – Walsall Canal
Sunday 29th May 12 noon – 1.45pm: Walsall Canal to Walsall Town Basin
Photoblog 1 – Saturday morning
Photoblog 2 – Saturday afternoon
Photoblog 3 – Sunday
We took part in the BCN Marathon Challenge on behalf of Greyhoundhomer, a small branch of the Retired Greyhound Trust – thanks to our kind sponsors we raised over £2000 for the cause. We were acoompanied by four retired greyhounds – visitors Ranger, erny and Archie and one of our own hounds – Lynx. Lynx is a prolific blogger so here’s his take on the BCN Challenge!
Lynx’s marathon photoblog: