The team reflect on training and running 6.2 miles along the coast for charity…
On Sunday 24th October 2021, five intrepid Tilters took to the Lancing coast to jog, run, canter like a majestic harem of wild Arabian horses to victory in the name of charidee, raising a total of £375 for a myriad of marvellous causes. Their names are Jonathan Malyon, Dan Evans, Hugo Evans, Melanie Yates, and Colette Wilson Wyatt. So, what was the most positive thing about training and running the event? This is their stories…
Jonathan Malyon ran the Lancing 10k in 00:52:39, raising £75 for the neonatal care unit at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester.
“I get a kick out of seeing people take on challenges and reach their goals. It was great to see everyone on the day, buzzing with both pre, during and post-race energy. The highlight for me was seeing everyone out on the run … and seeing them all with big smiles on their faces!”
Dan Evans ran the Lancing 10k in 00:57:31, raising £75 for Middle Street Primary School in Brighton.
“10k is a great distance. It’s double what I might normally run, and the furthest I’ve run in quite a few years. But it’s an achievable distance, rather than something too daunting or a punishment. What I’ve loved is having the focus of an event on the horizon to motivate regular runs leading up to it (these very often slip). I definitely feel fitter for it.”
“There’s such a feel-good factor to running as a group. Getting together in real life, strengthening relationships, helping one-another to achieve their PBs, not feeling pressured to compete against others, and generally having loads of fun. It was a brilliant thing to do, and I’m definitely signing up for the next one.”
Hugo Evans ran the Lancing 10k in 01:00:10, raising £75 for ONCA,
a Brighton-based arts charity that unites social and environmental justice issues with creativity.
“It’s a pretty obvious one and probably true for most people that run. Training (especially running) really helped me get head space. After a long day at work or even just a stressful week, I found that going out for a run helped me figure things out, decompress, and just generally alleviate built-up stress.”
Melanie Yates ran the Lancing 10k in 01:01:30, raising £75 for Brighton Greyhound Owners Association Trust for Retired Racing Greyhounds
and Amaze, for families with disabled children and young people in Sussex.
“Not drinking – and getting out of my fitness slump!”
Colette Wilson Wyatt ran the Lancing 10k in 01:10:57, raising £75 for the Brighton Women’s Centre.
“Over lockdown, I became less and less active. Training for the 10k got me out and moving again. I’m not a runner, so it has been a challenge but I’d like to carry on with it. Might as well now I’ve got the shoes!”