Ultra marathon completed to raise money for Barry Dock RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Jeff Davies ran an ultra marathon on Saturday (9 November) in memory of his brother Marc Davies a former crew member of Barry Dock lifeboat.

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Jeff on his 6th lap of 7.

Jeff completed his ultra marathon on Saturday despite torrential rain and freezing conditions. His seven mile loop included some challenging hills and a set of steps in Porthkerry park know as the golden stairs.

Jeff had decided to take on the challenge in memory of his brother Marc Davies who had been a crew member of Barry Dock lifeboat and loved anything to do with the sea. Jeff and his family set up a just giving page and collected money during the run with all money being donated to Barry Dock RNLI.

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Family and friends welcome Jeff at the finish.

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Some Barry Dock lifeboat crew congratulat Jeff after finishing.

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