And he’s off! Simon’s super Easter send-off
On Easter Sunday, Ecologia’s intrepid coastal runner, Simon Clark, set off from our base in Findhorn, Morayshire, on a 5,000 mile run around the wiggly edge of mainland Britain.
Despite a cold blustery wind and an early start (made even earlier by the clocks going forward!) around 50 local friends and well-wishers gathered together to enjoy a 5km fun run, music and even a spot of dancing, before cheering Simon off, as he ran through an archway of willow fronds to the sound of the pipes.
It was a fantastic way to start our Easter Sunday and we were incredibly moved by the love and support shown to Simon and Ecologia by those who came along.
For those who couldn’t be there – or forgot the clock change! – we have uploaded some of the best photos of the day below.
Of course, this is only the beginning. By 16:00 Simon had arrived in Nairn – 14 miles away as the crow flies but over 23 miles following the coast – where he sent us this text
Fabulous successful day … seven brief encounters, four cards given out so far, a lot of smiles, wet feet from mud flats, rucksack adds 14% to my body weight for ankles to support and they are complaining! Thanks for making this fab, slowly realising it’s actually happening!!!! Simon
The next few weeks are going to present a range of new challenges as Simon’s body adjusts to the incredible demands he is putting on it and as he himself adjusts to the new rhythm of life on the run.
To encourage him – and help him achieve his goal to raise £2 for every mile he runs to support the vulnerable children and young people in our projects worldwide, please
Even a small donation goes a very long way in the countries in which we work and all gifts are always gratefully received.
To find out more, follow Simon’s progress here.