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RAF Valley coastal run

RAF Valley personnel are running the 126 mile coastal path of Anglesey in a 24 hour relay. The run is taking place today and tomorrow. Sergeant Martin Thompson tells us more in this blog.

The team from RAF Valley planning the 126 mile run.

We are raising money for the RAF Benevolent Fund and Anglesey Crimebeat, a charity that helps young people make their communities a safer place to live. 

We will need to run at over five miles an hour, over undulating terrain day and night. There are 80 runners, 17 drivers and 12 support staff all working to make the event a success.

We have had people walking the ground in advance, preparing maps, programming GPS units and several meetings to ensure all the admin is in place.

This is the third year we have held the Anglesey Coastal Run, always on the Summer Solstice to maximise daylight. We have legs of varying difficulty to entice runners of different abilities.

As an RAF station we know the great work the RAF Benevolent Fund does to support our community and changes people’s lives for the better, often in difficult circumstances.

People that have served their country and now need help themselves. All this is achieved by donations alone, so please sponsor us on our JustGiving page or text: RAFB51 £2 to 70070

By Martin Thompson

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