RAF Marham Photographers Run Hadrian’s Wall
On Friday 4th May the Station photographers left RAF Marham to drive to the start of Hadrian’s Wall at Bowness on Solway. The aim was to run the entire length of Hadrian’s Wall to raise money for the RAFBF.
The team camped overnight on the west coast in preparation for a 0500 start on Saturday morning. Running in pairs in a relay format the eight runners planned to complete the 84 mile East to West coast crossing in just one day. As the sun came up and with frost on the ground the first pair headed off, each pair running for around one hour before rotating, the miles soon began to clock up. With a support vehicle providing shelter and snacks along the route it became a welcome site at the end of each stage. There were some challenging stages along the route with some steep climbs as the team reached 350m above sea level at the highest point. As the runners passed halfway the weather turned from overcast to snow showers this however did not dampen spirits, pressing on the last pair ran from the Millennium Bridge on the Newcastle Quayside to the Roman Fort of Sedgenum at Wallsend arriving at 20.15.
A hot shower and a change of clothes and a night out in Newcastle was the reward for all the hard work put in by the team.
The team have so far raised about £1,000 for the RAFBF however; you can still make a donation by visiting www.justgiving/RAF-Marham-Photographers or by calling in at the Photo Section.