Running to the Sun
Coast to Coast Run In Aid of Sunbeams
At least it felt like that to the 6 gallant runners who undertook the mammoth task of running in 24 hours from Newcastle to Whitehaven to raise funds for Annie Mawson’s Sunbeams Music.
On Friday 12 July Will Mawson, James Gilbert, Paul Seager, Steven Fox, Steven McGrady and Barrie Mackenzie set out on this record breaking attempt? That day was one of the hottest days of the year and the effort of running was looking impossible. But not to this band of brothers! The support vehicles manned by Rebecca Seager and Annie Mawson supplied unending water, refreshments, and wet towels.
Having battled all day in relentless heat and unending relays the lads finally arrived at Whitehaven Hospital completing the run in 19 hours. As far as we can find out this is a record and further more unique.
This stunning effort has to date raised over £7,000 and the donations are still coming in.
Any reasonable person would say that this heroic effort was enough, but not this team. They are already planning a run to collect a bottle of water from each of Cumbria’s lakes. There is a very fine line between bravery and fool-hardiness. We wait and see!
Director of Project Management and Evaluation