Coastline runner reaches Hunstanton

Coastline runner reaches Hunstanton
From left Cllr Adrian Eden, Luke Douglas-Home and Hunstanton Mayor, Cllr Adrian Winnington

Hunstanton's Mayor and Councillors welcome Luke Douglas-Home to the town.

On 1st November Luke began his epic challenge in Great Yarmouth to run around as much of the UK's coastline before the Royal Parks Half Marathon in October to highlight the problem of plastic litter. Fitting this in with his job in London, he runs, and where necessary swims, collecting plastic litter on his way. 

Stretch 6 was the 23km run from Burnham Overy Staithe to Hunstanton on 2nd April and Hunstanton's Mayor, Cllr Adrian Winnington, with Cllrs Cynthia Easeman and Adrian Eden were on the beach to welcome him to Hunstanton.

Known as the Coastline Runner Luke's initiative is part of A Future without Rubbish CIC and he incorporates a swift community beach clean prior to each run. Saturday 9th April will see him on the 7th stretch of the mission and he says: "Why not start Saturday morning with reducing plastic pollution: first, a beach clean that raises awareness, and then running the coast, collecting shoreline plastic.

"Before the run, we will do a #2minbeachclean, you can come to support the runners and help make Norfolk beaches cleaner!

"If you are feeling motivated and fit, you can join us on the run from Hunstanton Lighthouse towards Kings Lynn. Come wearing blue and yellow colours (to support Ukraine and to be identified by the crew).

"You can donate to the project at, The run is an approx. 15-20 Km, so make sure you are fit enough to do it and if you like to run part of the way, you are more than welcome as well, and can use the coastliner bus! Make sure to bring water, warm clothes and a snack. We will be collecting shoreline plastic while we run, and depositing at the end of the run."

The Mayor said: " I will be meeting Luke at the path from the cliff top car park to the beach at about 9.40am this Saturday 9th April for the 2 minute beach clean. Everyone is welcome to join us and to wish him well as he sets off on the next leg of his coastline run to raise awareness of plastic pollution in our seas”.

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