I wanted to see how it was all being managed and what was actually involved day-to-day. In the end I travelled 300miles and 9 hours in a lorry plus encountered snow, very early mornings, balaclavas and lots of strong coffee!
There were over 172,000 boxes of core that needed individual care, packing, recording, photographing and transporting 300 miles down south.
End to end the boxes would've stretched a total length of 163,000 meters (102 miles) which is 40 laps of brands hatch, 4 marathons, just shy of the length of the M25 or just over the distance from Edinburgh to Inverness.
They had a total volume of 3200m3 more than enough to fill an Olympic size swimming pool and a total area of 26,500m2 enough to cover 3 football pitches.
Congratulations everyone. Big thanks to trucker John who put up with me in his cab for 9 hours!!
Keep on trucking