Friday, 05 June 2015 17:10

Castles & Island Event coming up - Request for marshal to look after Seahouses leg

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For those that don't know, we have our annual Castles & Island Challenge coming up starting on Friday 19th June.

This is a 24 hour challenge encompassing 30 or so miles of running (not to belittle this as having actually done the running sections it is not easy!) split over 4 legs interspersed with some sailing. Sounds easy doesn't it. All done in 24 hours.

Runners start at Alnwick Castle on the Friday night then run cross country round Warkworth Castle then to the boats at Amble.

Sailors take over, leave sewer buoy to starboard go around Coquet island then head North.

Other three runs are
• from Newton to Dunstanburgh castle and back.
• From Seahouses along the beach around Bamburgh castle and back along the beach
• Circumnavigate Holy Island.
Last year proved it was indeed a challenge with the wind dying and some boats not making it back within the 24 hours.....

We have marshals at specific checkpoints along and at the runs to record times and to make sure runners are safe.

Unfortunately we have now, remiss of us I know, "lost" our marshal for the Seahouses leg. Therefore, this is an appeal for anyone out there willing to sit in their car or perhaps caravan at the shore end of Seahouses North Pier for Friday 19th night and some of Saturday 20th morning.

If anyone is willing to help with this could you please let myself know as soon as possible? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you for your assistance.

Peter Coulthard
Rear Commodore sailing.