Ultra marathon completed to raise money for Barry Dock RNLI
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.
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.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.