Grand Union Canal 145 – Pacing Chart!

Stuck here as much for reference on the day as anything else, here is a rough plan of when I might be hitting points on the run as I jog the mere 145 miles from Birmingham to London.

I have ‘buddies’ (not allowed to call them pacers) for much of it. You can only have buddies, one at a time from 65 miles in and must stay beside or behind you. In front makes them a pacer and is against the rules.

  • Eoin from 65 – 75 miles.
  • Neil from 75 – 90 miles.
  • Stephen from approx. 105-145 miles, the poor idiot.
  • So remaining buddy spot if anyone has insomnia from 90-105 miles at approx. 2/3am until 6/7:30am.

Crew are allowed to attend at checkpoints, keeping to the colour match of the aid stations to aid crowding. I’m Green (G):

Ref Location Chk Dist Totl Dist Fast Pace (m/m) Est Pace (m/m) Early Arrival (Time) Est Arrival (Time) Fast Elapsed Time Est Elapsed Time Chkpt Rest.
Start Gas Street Basin (B1 2JT) 0 0 0 0 06:00 06:00 00:00 00:00 ALL
A Elmdon Heath (B92 0QD) 9.7 9.7 10 11 07:37 07:46 01:37 01:46 Y
1 Catherine De Barnes Br. 78 (B91 2TJ) 1 10.7 10 11 07:47 07:57 01:47 01:57 G
B Knowle Locks (B93 OJJ) 3.7 13.7 10 11 08:29 08:42 02:29 02:42 Y
C A4141 Bridge 70 (B93 0EE) 0.8 14.5 10 11 08:37 08:50 02:37 02:50 G
D Kingswood Br.65 (B94 6NA) 2.7 17.2 10 11 09:04 09:19 03:04 03:19 Y
E Turners Green Br. 63 (CV35 7DH) 0.9 18.1 11 12 09:13 09:29 03:13 03:29 G
2 Hatton Locks Top (CV35 7JL) 4.4 22.5 11 12 10:01 10:21 04:01 04:21 Y
F Hatton Locks Bottom Br. 27 (CV35 7DU) 1.5 24 12 13 10:29 10:50 04:29 04:50 G
G Op. Ford Plant, Off A425 Br. 42 (CV31 3NU) 3.4 27.4 12 13 11:09 11:34 05:09 05:34 Y
H Butt Br.34, Radford Semele (CV31 1TW) 2.6 30 12 13 11:40 12:07 05:40 06:07 G
I Fosse Road Br. 32 (CV33 9BQ) 1 31 12 13 11:52 12:20 05:52 06:20 Y
J Cuttle Br. 25, Long Itchington (CV47 9QZ) 3.6 34.6 12 13 12:35 13:06 06:35 07:06 G
K Stockton Bridge 23 (CV47 8LD) 0.5 35.1 12 13 12:41 13:12 06:41 07:12 Y
3 Birdingbury Bridge (CV23 8HQ) 0.8 35.9 12 13 12:50 13:22 06:50 07:22 G
L Jacksons Br.105 (NN11 6DY) 4.2 40.1 12 13 13:55 14:31 07:55 08:31 Y
M Flecknow Rd. Bridge No.102 (CV23 8AZ) 1.3 41.4 12 13 14:10 14:47 08:10 08:47 G
N Braunston Marina (NN11 7AL) 2.6 44 12 13 14:41 15:20 08:41 09:20 Y
O Braunston Locks (Admiral Nelson) (NN11 7HJ) 0.6 44.6 13 14 14:48 15:28 08:48 09:28 G
P Buckby Top Lock (NN6 7PW) 3.9 48.5 13 14 15:38 16:22 09:38 10:22 ALL
4 The Heart of England Pub, Weedon (NN7 4QD) 4.6 53.1 13 14 16:37 17:26 10:37 11:26 ALL
Q High House Br.29 (NN7 3LG) 1.9 55 13 14 17:16 18:07 11:16 12:07 Y
R Bugbrooke Br.36 (NN7 3QB) 2.4 57.4 13 14 17:47 18:40 11:47 12:40 G
S Gayton Junction Br’s.47+48 (NN7 3EF) 3.2 60.6 13 14 18:28 19:24 12:28 13:24 Y
T North end Blisworth Tunnel (NN7 3DA) 1.9 62.5 14 15 18:54 19:52 12:54 13:52 G
U Stoke Brueme Br’s. 54+55 (NN12 7SW) – Eoin 2.5 65 14 15 19:29 20:29 13:29 14:29 ALL
5 Navigation Bridge (MK19 7BE) – Eoin 5.5 70.5 14 15 20:46 21:51 14:46 15:51 NONE
V Galleon Bridge 68 (MK12 5PW) – Eoin 1.8 72.3 14 15 21:26 22:33 15:26 16:33 ALL
W New Bradwell Br.72 (MK13 0EL) – Eoin 1.9 74.2 14 15 21:52 23:01 15:52 17:01 ALL
X Proud Perch (Black Horse) Br.76 (MK14 5AJ)   Neil 1.6 75.8 14 15 22:14 23:25 16:14 17:25 ALL
Y Peartree Br.88 (MK6 3PB) Neil 4.6 80.4 14 15 23:18 00:34 17:18 18:34 ALL
6 Bridge 99, South of Milton Keynes, (MK2 3NZ) Neil 4.1 84.5 15 16 00:19 01:39 18:19 19:39 ALL
Z Soulbury Three Locks (LU7 0DS) Neil 2.5 87 15 16 01:11 02:34 19:11 20:34 ALL
AA Tesco Leighton Buzzard (LU7 1ER) Neil 3.5 90.5 15 16 02:03 03:30 20:03 21:30 ALL
BB Slapton Lock Br.120 (LU7 9DD) 3.7 94.2 15 16 02:58 04:29 20:58 22:29 ALL
CC Ivinghoe Br.123 (LU7 9DY) 1.8 96 15 16 03:25 04:57 21:25 22:57 ALL
7 The Grand Junction Arms (HP23 5QE) 3.8 99.8 16 17 04:25 06:01 22:25 24:01 ALL
DD Cowroast Lock Br.137 (HP23 5RE) 2.7 103 16 17 05:23 07:01 23:23 25:01 ALL
EE Berkhamsted Br.140 (HP4 1DP) Steve 1.8 104 16 17 05:51 07:31 23:51 25:31 ALL
FF Boxmoor Br.149 (HP1 1NA) Steve 4.2 109 16 17 06:58 08:42 24:58 26:42 ALL
GG Br. 165 (West Watford) (WD17 3TT) Steve 6.5 115 16 17 08:42 10:32 26:42 28:32 ALL
8 Springwell Lock (WD3 8UF) Steve 5.3 120 17 18 10:12 12:07 28:12 30:07 ALL
HH Wide Water Lock Br.180 (UB9 6NS) Steve 2.7 123 17 18 11:07 13:05 29:07 31:05 ALL
II Cowley Lock Br.188 (UB8 2JG) Steve 4.5 128 17 18 12:23 14:26 30:23 32:26 ALL
JJ Tesco’s, Yiewsley (UB7 7SX) Steve 1 129 17 18 12:40 14:44 30:40 32:44 ALL
9 The Hamborough Tavern (UB1 1NQ) Steve 4.5 133 18 19 14:01 16:09 32:01 34:09 ALL
KK Piggery Br.12 (HA0 1PJ) or (B&Q Alperton) Steve 6 139 18 19 15:54 18:08 33:54 36:08 ALL
Fin Little Venice, London (W2 6ND) Steve 6 145 19 20 17:48 20:08 35:48 38:08 ALL

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