Llandudno Lifeboat President just keeps running
Dr JJ Green, Llandudno Lifeboat Station's Medical Advisor and President has just run his 73rd marathon in aid of the RNLI.
He had been due to run his 23rd Dublin marathon (his first was in 1998!) but this was cancelled due to the pandemic. Not to be outdone, Dr Green planned a 'virtual Dublin Marathon', running along the north Wales coast to Kinmel Bay and back. He is seen here in front of Llandudno Lifeboat Station's Shannon class lifeboat 'William F Yates'.
JJ was also entered to run the London Marathon earlier this year, but due to the postponement he accepted another challenge to help raise much needed funds for national charities such as the RNLI. JJ explaiins: ‘I did the Virtual London Marathon over the same course on 4 October, three weeks before running the virtual Dublin.’
Overall JJ’s massive efforts have helped to raise over £1,200 this year.
RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Jonathan Coe, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 07910 861193. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk.
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.