Six of us (Nat, Nics, Sandy, Steph, Rin and Sophie) headed to Guernsey for the August bank holiday weekend to take part in the Guernsey Marathon.

The organisers very kindly allowed us to start a couple of hours early so that we could get round the course with our tyre before midnight! We set off at dawn, taking it in turns to do one hour shifts with the tyre while the rest of the team walked or roller-skied alongside and provided outstanding morale. Although the locals thought we were nuts as we circumnavigated their island with a tyre, they were incredibly supportive and cheered us on right until the end.

Afterwards we seized the opportunity to explore the island where Rin grew up and see some of the sites with our very own local tour guide. This included a paddle boarding session which inspired the paddle boarding instructor to put this video together.

A trip to the seaside wouldn’t be complete without fish and chips on the beach, and we thought we’d do some early calorie-loading for our next trip to Norway in November.

And just before we left we popped into BBC Radio Guernsey to do an interview which you can listen to here.