Abersoch welcomes marathon fundraiser

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday August 4 some of the Abersoch volunteer crew met with Simon Marchant who is running round Wales raising money for the RNLI.

RNLI/Jon Keighren

Simon’s marathon challenge will take him more than 1,000 miles running up to seven hours per day. On arrival in Abersoch, Simon had been running for three weeks and believes he has roughly another three weeks to go before he returns back to his starting and home station of Penarth.

Simon’s run has seen him take on the British weather and his arrival into Aberdaron saw him running through fog along the coastal paths. Simon is stopping in each RNLI station, collecting pins along the way and meeting crew.

With his Mum and Dad supporting him along the way, Simon will be making the most of the sunshine over the next few days as he rounds the North Wales coast and heads towards Bangor. Simon describes the toll the run has taken, enjoying large breakfasts to keep him going and his new penchant for ice lollies!

If you see Simon on his marathon run, please make him welcome and visit his JustGiving page


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