Report by Don Hale
Ultra-distance athlete Llinos Davies has hit the trail running again in her bid to raise much needed funds for the RNLI Mayday appeal by jointly tackling 874 miles of the Welsh Coastal Path.
Llinos, from Deganwy, began her latest charity challenge at the weekend and intends to reach her incredible target together with fellow GOG members, by utilising a combination of swimming, running and cycling.
She confirmed: “I hope you’ll support me in raising much needed funds for the RNLI. I am hoping to raise at least £150 myself, and fellow club members of GOG Triathlon Club are aiming to conquer the distance of the Welsh Coastal Path between now and 16th May.
“This Charity has a place in all our hearts and minds especially in view of recent tragic events, and I’m aiming for a personal distance of 150 miles in 16 days.”
The RNLI has answered mayday calls for nearly 200 years, from families swimming on busy beaches, to dog walkers cut off by the tide. It’s the most urgent plea, used by mariners when life is in immediate danger and when their lifesavers hear those words, they launch courageously into the unknown to help those who rely on their help.
This May, as summer approaches, they’re the ones sending out a mayday call. As we look forward to 2021 and beyond, they know that they’ll be facing the busiest summer season for the lifesavers to come. And to keep them safe, ready and knowing they can handle whatever the summer brings, they need our help.
They’re counting on us to answer their call and take on the Mayday Mile. Our support will help the crew stand strong as our busiest summer season approaches.
*If anyone is able to support Llinos Davies and her colleagues in their fundraising quest for the RNLI, please follow this link to donate