Fund raising marathon runner arrives at Beaumaris Lifeboat station.

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday August11 some of the Beaumaris volunteer crew arranged to greet Penarth crew member Simon Marchant who is running round Wales raising money for the RNLI.

Simon Marchant Penarth crew member running around Wales

RNLI/Jon Keighren

Simon Marchant Penarth crew member running around Wales

Simon’s marathon challenge is to run the circumference of Wales via the coastal path and offas dyke a total distance of around 1050 miles. He left Penarth on 14 July and from Beaumaris will be running to Conwy , Llandudno ,Rhyl and Flint lifeboat stations before heading for offas dyke. To commencing the return leg to his home station of Penarth.

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

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