Runner Tony to don lobster fancy dress outfit for charity half marathon centred around Rudston

A Rudston man will be taking on a half-marathon, starting and finishing at the Bosville Arms, to raise funds for Saint Catherine’s.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 2:45 pm
Tony Riley will be running in a lobster fancy dress outfit and is hoping people will shell out some cash for the charity.

Tony Riley will be running a loop to Kilham and back to Rudston, before heading out to Burton Fleming eventually finishing at the community pub.

Mr Riley will be running in a lobster fancy dress outfit and is hoping people will shell out some cash for the charity.

The event starts at 11am on Sunday, May 2 and Mr Riley is inviting people to come along and support him.

Mr Riley has set up a JustGiving fundraising page and has a target of £350.

He has raised the total twice already and is likely to hit his target before he starts on Sunday.

The page has accrued £330 so far thanks to donations from 14 supporters.

Mr Riley will be running with a collection bucket on the day and other buckets will be circulating around the Bosville Arms and the village.

This is not the first long distance race for Mr Riley. In the past he has entered events at Berlin, Amsterdam, New York, Dublin and London.

Mr Riley said: “I chose Saint Catherine’s because it’s a wonderful, local charity. All charities are struggling at the moment and the hospice is a local one that does a fab job.

“We are starting at Bosville Arms and finishing there, doing a loop out to Kilham before coming back to Rudston and heading out to Burton Fleming and back, around 13 miles altogether.

“I will be running in fancy dress as a lobster.

“I chose to run as a lobster as it is a local industry.

“Whether I look like a lobster at the end of the run will depend on the weather.

“Hopefully we can raise loads of cash for Saint Catherine’s.

“On the day, I hope as many people as possible can come down to the Bosville to support me and enjoy a drink and a bite to eat in our new community pub.”

Go to Mr Riley’s JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/anthony-riley6 to donate to the cause.