The-Sheerness-Lifeboat-Run

Byline: The 24th Annual running of this popular event took place on Sunday 20 September
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In glorious Autumn sunshine, 50 runners of all ages and abilities took part in this popular fundraising event for the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea.
 
The course for the junior runners was approximately two miles in distance from Marine Parade and down to the Ship on Shore public house and back.

The senior runners had a harder task as they also started at Marine Parade but had to continue to the end of The Leas and then back again, which was amounted to a total distance of five miles.

First junior and also the first girl to finish was Charlotte Tyrell in the brilliant time of eight minutes and 59 seconds. The first of the junior boys and in second place overall in the excellent time of nine minutes and two seconds was Connor Lavender.

The winner of the senior race in a new record time of 26 minutes and 32 seconds and breaking his own previous record by more than two seconds was James Allchin.
Runner up in a time of 29minutes and four seconds was Craig Rousell who was closely followed by Tomas Thorndycroft in third place.

The first lady past the post in the seniors was Sarah Appleby in a great time of 39 minutes and 11 seconds. In second place was Michelle Gruber followed by Kate Ware coming a very respectable third.

After all the competitors had safely finished the course it was off to the lifeboat station which is situated in Sheerness Dockyard for well-earned refreshments and the presentation of the trophies and medals.

Lifeboat Operations Manager at Sheerness, Colin Washford, presented trophies to the winners in each category and also a commemorative medal to everyone who took part in the run.

After the presentations Colin said: ’Our sincere thanks go to Audrey and Les Read, ‘mine hosts’ at The British Admiral pub in James St. Sheerness who sponsored the event by providing all the trophies, medals and refreshments at the Lifeboat Station. Our thanks also to Ash of the Beach Hotel who generously provided the bottles of water which were well received by all the competitors along the route.

‘Finally our thanks go to Andy Wilmore and his fellow Rotarians who marshalled the event and to everyone else who helped out not just on the day but also in the setting up and organising of the event.’

Ends.

Notes to editors:

• The RNLI Sheerness Lifeboat run is an annual sponsored event usually taking place in September each year.
• The purpose of holding the run is twofold; to raise money for the RNLI & to raise the profile of the Sheerness Lifeboat Station.
• The run has taken place annually for about 24yrs
• The run starts adjacent to “Family Amusements” on the sea wall, Marine Parade, & follows the sea wall to the far end of the Leas & back, a distance of 5 miles. A shorter course is available for youngsters, which shares the start/finish line but turns around by the Ship- On-Shore pub, a distance of less than 2 miles

Media contacts:
• Vic Booth RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer (Sheerness) 07926904453 / 0 at1795 880544 / vic.booth111@btinternet.com / vic_booth@rnli.org.uk
• James Oxley RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk
• Sophie Coller-Nielsen RNLI Press officer (London/East/South East)
0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / sophie_coller-nielsen@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789  
 

Byline: The 24th Annual running of this popular event took place on Sunday 20 September
Page Content:

In glorious Autumn sunshine, 50 runners of all ages and abilities took part in this popular fundraising event for the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea.
 
The course for the junior runners was approximately two miles in distance from Marine Parade and down to the Ship on Shore public house and back.

The senior runners had a harder task as they also started at Marine Parade but had to continue to the end of The Leas and then back again, which was amounted to a total distance of five miles.

First junior and also the first girl to finish was Charlotte Tyrell in the brilliant time of eight minutes and 59 seconds. The first of the junior boys and in second place overall in the excellent time of nine minutes and two seconds was Connor Lavender.

The winner of the senior race in a new record time of 26 minutes and 32 seconds and breaking his own previous record by more than two seconds was James Allchin.
Runner up in a time of 29minutes and four seconds was Craig Rousell who was closely followed by Tomas Thorndycroft in third place.

The first lady past the post in the seniors was Sarah Appleby in a great time of 39 minutes and 11 seconds. In second place was Michelle Gruber followed by Kate Ware coming a very respectable third.

After all the competitors had safely finished the course it was off to the lifeboat station which is situated in Sheerness Dockyard for well-earned refreshments and the presentation of the trophies and medals.

Lifeboat Operations Manager at Sheerness, Colin Washford, presented trophies to the winners in each category and also a commemorative medal to everyone who took part in the run.

After the presentations Colin said: ’Our sincere thanks go to Audrey and Les Read, ‘mine hosts’ at The British Admiral pub in James St. Sheerness who sponsored the event by providing all the trophies, medals and refreshments at the Lifeboat Station. Our thanks also to Ash of the Beach Hotel who generously provided the bottles of water which were well received by all the competitors along the route.

‘Finally our thanks go to Andy Wilmore and his fellow Rotarians who marshalled the event and to everyone else who helped out not just on the day but also in the setting up and organising of the event.’

Ends.

Notes to editors:

• The RNLI Sheerness Lifeboat run is an annual sponsored event usually taking place in September each year.
• The purpose of holding the run is twofold; to raise money for the RNLI & to raise the profile of the Sheerness Lifeboat Station.
• The run has taken place annually for about 24yrs
• The run starts adjacent to “Family Amusements” on the sea wall, Marine Parade, & follows the sea wall to the far end of the Leas & back, a distance of 5 miles. A shorter course is available for youngsters, which shares the start/finish line but turns around by the Ship- On-Shore pub, a distance of less than 2 miles

Media contacts:
• Vic Booth RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer (Sheerness) 07926904453 / 0 at1795 880544 / vic.booth111@btinternet.com / vic_booth@rnli.org.uk
• James Oxley RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk
• Sophie Coller-Nielsen RNLI Press officer (London/East/South East)
0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / sophie_coller-nielsen@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789