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08-08-2012 : CANAL PLAYED PART IN TRAINING FOR TEAM GB RUNNER JO PAVEY

Canals are normally associated with relaxation as many visitors use them for walking, fishing, cycling and Canal Boat Holidays.

For Team GB member Jo Pavey however The Grand Western Canal in Tiverton, Devon has been an essential part of her Olympic training.

Jo Pavey has spent several months running along the canal in preparation for the10,000m at the London 2012 Games in which she finished 7th with a personal best time.

Jo said I do all my mileage along the Grand Western Canal, it has got everything I need here and it has provided miles of off road training.

The canals and towpaths are easy to access and a Canal Boat Holiday is the perfect way to explore them at your own pace.

The canals and surrounding areas are steeped in history and heritage and there are plenty of places on route to visit.

Step back in time and explore castles, churches, monasteries and museums all of which will be in easy reach from your Canal Boat.

After mooring your Canal Boat for the evening stretch your legs and take a short walk along the towpath and enjoy the peace and quiet of the canal.

If you are looking for something with a bit more of a challenge take a longer hike on one of the many public footpaths.

On you Canal Boat Holiday you choose where to go, when and for how long.

Avoid the traffic, moor your Canal Boat close to a vibrant city and simple stroll into the centre for the shopping and culture.

Stay a while at one of the towns or villages on route and enjoy a carefree day exploring or visiting one of the many tourist attractions.

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The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
 
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