¬* There should be two ¬*sign posts erected.... one at John O Groats with a sign saying ¬*... Lands End ¬*603 miles... and a similar post and sign at Lands end.These should be erected at the furthest point North ¬*and South. ¬*Some rich sponcer like... Richard Branson could pay for two very elaborate and stylish posts to be named the Branson Posts.. and people could take up the ¬*.".. John O Groats to Lands End ¬*Branson Challenge..."
These elaborate¬* posts¬* would then give a focus for any brave, foolhardy folk who want to set up a record. ¬* ¬*For eg... the fastest cycle ride between the two posts. ¬*... the cyclist starting off from J O Groats ........ the stopwatch starting as soon as his hand lets go of the post. ¬* ¬* Then as soon as his hand touches the post at Lands End we would get his time.
I have no doubt that someone sooner or later would do it in under 3 days... quite a fete. ¬*But not only cylcling... running.. walking... maybe even rollerskating... ¬*they would all become legitimate records to be ¬*broken. ¬*I wonder what the running record would be ? ¬* sooner or ¬*later ¬* someone would come in at under 6 days ¬*which would be quite a fete !
No doubt some eccentric would do it running with a stick and hoop... or on a childrens scooter ¬*!... However they do it, imagine the feeling of achievement and satisfaction as the lands end Branson¬* post comes into view and you reach out and touch it ¬* ! ¬* wow ! ¬*I may even get into training myself !