Simon runs a marathon a day for the RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Trainee Penarth Lifeboat Station crewman Simon Marchant is running the circumference of Wales raising funds for the RNLI, calling in at Lifeboat Stations on his way.

RNLI/Norma Stockford

RNLI Mechanic Daryl James greets Simon Marchant

Simon set off from Penarth on 14 July and hopes to cover the 1,050 mile journey of his ‘Marathon des Cymru’ in 40 days. On Wednesday afternoon 1 August he arrived at Barmouth Lifeboat Station where he was met by RNLI Lifeboat Mechanic Daryl James.

Looking remarkably fresh, he said he had very much enjoyed the run so far through some of the most beautiful scenery in Wales and plans to run about 40k per day. He sets off on the next leg to Criccieth and Pwllheli on Thursday.

You can support Simon on his epic journey on his page -

https:/ or you can text MDEC99 £5 to 0070 to donate by phone.

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