8:42 am. Setting off to St Bees by train from York. I have to go from York to Newcastle, Newcastle to Carlisle, Carlisle to St Bees. So I won’t be able to start running until I arrive at 1:00, though I will need to find something to eat by then. It is raining and the forecast is torrential rain today, overnight and tomorrow. Whether to spend the night in my tiny tent is a decision for later. I am wondering how many miles I can cover on the first day. Certainly the first days will be slow as that is when I am climbing from sea level to the top of the Lake District.