1,900 coastline challenge runner expected in Bridlington next Wednesday

A long-distance runner will be visiting Bridlington next Wednesday as he continues his journey around the coastline of England and Wales.

Saturday, 19th June 2021, 8:39 am
Dr Tom Crossland, an NHS Clinical Psychologist, has taken a three-month sabbatical to run 1,900 miles around the coastline of England and Wales.
Dr Tom Crossland, an NHS Clinical Psychologist, has taken a three-month sabbatical to run 1,900 miles around the coastline of England and Wales.

Dr Tom Crossland, an NHS Clinical Psychologist, has taken a three-month sabbatical to run 1,900 miles around the coastline of England and Wales to raise awareness and funds for Tribe Freedom Foundation which combats Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery.

He is due to tackle his Atwick to Filey leg of the challenge on Wednesday, June 23, starting at around 8.30am.

Dr Crossland said: “I will be running the equivalent of 75 marathons in 87 days, supported by a small number of friends, family and members of the Tribe community.

“By making the journey around the coast on foot I will experience some of the challenges that refugees experience and highlight how the right of asylum is fundamental to a compassionate society.

“All funds raised will be going directly to Tribe Freedom Foundation, a UK charity that works to fight modern slavery across the UK, by raising awareness, providing funding and support for frontline projects to fight modern slavery and working on projects to equip survivors with the long-term services to overcome their previous exploitation.”

Visit www.runtorefuge.com to follow Dr Crossland’s progress on the day.

Go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/runtorefuge if you would like to donate to the cause.