Victory Athletic Club runners raise £350 for Hayling RNLI
Back in August, 48 Victory Athletic Club runners ran in the annual relay race round Hayling and raised £350 for the Hayling RNLI Lifeboat Station.
The runners are picked from a hat to form 12 teams of 4 with an equal mix of men and women. Each team runs a marathon (26 miles) with each team member running 3 of the legs which vary in distance but give each runner roughly 6.25 miles to run in total. Runners are handicapped based on recent previous form and this quite complex arrangement is organised by John Gallagher.
The relay starts and ends in Northney and loops off the Island round Brockhampton and back, down the Billy Trail to the Ferry Boat, then along the seafront to Eastoke and past the RNLI Station. Runners then weave their way through to Mill Rythe and then home into Northney. Each team uses a car to ferry runners to the next change-over point and the club see this as a social event raising funds for charity.
Peter Harding (pictured) presented the cheque to crew members Jack Anson and Lexi Oatley. John Gallagher said’ We are delighted to support the RNLI and to continue this Hayling Relay which has now run for 15 years raising over £6000.’