Since 10kForNurses Pt.1, I have decided to drive myself down to Wales straight from work the night before the event. The itinerary (below) said registration is at 9am Saturday 13th, so I’d rather relax the night before than make my way down for 2.5 hours in the morning on the day. Storm Callum has made the journey quite scary, plenty of instances where my car was swayed and other cars on to mine. All the way down I was thinking about how the hike is going to be in the morning… we are all definitely going to be absolutely soaked!
It took 2 hours and 16 minutes (100miles) from Wigan to the Royal Victoria Hotel. The event will start in the morning from the Padarn Hotel, and the Royal Victoria is conveniently located 2 minutes drive away from there.
This hotel is a 3-star hotel, I had a single room, including breakfast £99. The room was very small, there was not much room to move, but it was clean (which is great). It has coffee and tea making facilities, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, corner chair, shower and a small wardrobe. They also do 24-hour room service, always a good thing because it was raining out and all I wanted was to dine in the comfort of my own room. I was there before 9pm and they do 12-inch stone baked pizza for £10 before 9:30pm. Room service cost £4, so altogether £14.
It was a pleasant experience altogether, a quiet night with hot food and a hot drink to get ready for the challenge the next day.