On Saturday 27th May Lindsey met Jay Flett who was attempting to become
the fastest female to run the South West Coast Path. The current record
stood at 18 days, 14 hours.
The SWCP is 630 miles long and begins in Minehead Somerset and finishes
at South Haven Point near Poole in Dorset.
Lindsey had been following Jay since she began her adventure on Sunday
14th May and hoped to cheer her on as she came through Berry Head. So at
6.15 am Saturday Lindsey went to Berry Head where she met Jay’s partner
Rob who invited her to run with Jay. How could she refuse?
A few minutes later Jay arrived and they both set off. As they chatted Jay explained how she
started running in 2016, completed the C25K in March 2017, ran her first
marathon later that year and hasn’t stopped running since.
The record attempt had been two years in the planning and Jay was
determined to smash the world record which she did! She completed this epic
adventure on the evening of Tuesday 30 th May in a new fastest known time of
16 days, 16 hours and 14 minutes, averaging one and a half marathons each
Susan also managed to meet Jay the same morning and ran with her at
Goodrington Beach before going on to parkrun.
Lindsey felt honoured to have met this amazing, inspirational woman, such an
incredible feat of determination and what an achievement.
Lindsey has vowed never to grumble about the Mansands hill in the future!