Volunteers from St Bees and Redcar to run ultra-marathon for the RNLI
Dave Barker, volunteer Helmsman at St Bees RNLI and Dave Scott, volunteer Coxwain/Mechanic at Redcar RNLI both like a challenge so this year they have decided to run an ultra-marathon.
Dave Barker and Dave Scott both enjoy running over the fells and moors in their spare time, however this will be the longest single distance either of the RNLI volunteers has ever run and will be a massive test of their endurance.
Their race will start in Filey North Yorkshire moving on to Scarborough then Robin Hoods Bay before passing through Dracula’s hometown of Whitby. After Whitby they will continue to Runswick Bay and Saltburn.
The latter stages of this gruelling Ultra-Marathon will take the RNLI volunteers over the Cleveland Hills and the North York Moors, finally finishing in the market town of Helmsley.
Both have been training hard for this event and hopefully they will complete the distance of 110 miles within the time limit of 36 hours.
The two Dave’s are hoping to raise £1000 for the lifeboat charity, money that will help the RNLI in its aim to reduce preventable loss of life at sea.
Anyone wishing to support this epic fundraising challenge can visit their Just Giving page. www.justgiving.com/Lifeboat-daves/
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For more information please telephone Colin Wadey, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07742207222 or email St-Bees@rnli.org.uk
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