RNLI Charity Run

Bott Supports RNLI Charity Run

Over 115 juniors and 242 adults took part in the Lifeboat Run, an RNLI fundraising event in Bude, Cornwall, to raise money for the charity’s local branch.

The first race, starting at 6.30pm, was the one-mile junior race, won by 11-year-old Kieran Langman in an impressive six minutes and four seconds. And showing that the Lifeboat Run is for everyone, the youngest runner was Alexa Lyon who, believe it or not, managed to complete the circuit in 12 minutes and 34 seconds … at only three years old!

Bude Lifeboat Crew: (L-R) Jez Brown, Andrew Davies, Charlie Green and Andy Cloke celebrating their second place

The six-mile senior race was a single-lap route, over two miles of flat cycleway on the way out, then a mile of hilly cross-country footpath around the Whalesborough estate, and finally three miles of flat canal towpath.

The race was won by Mark Jenkin of Bideford AAC in 32 minutes and 33 seconds; setting his team, Bideford AAC, in good stead to be the overall winner of the affiliated teams. Dan Alsop of St Austell Running Club came in second (33.19), closely followed by Dan Rodgers of Launceston Road Runners (33.47). The Outdoor Adventure team was overall winner of the non-affiliated teams, with the Bude Lifeboat Crew coming in second.