Coastal runner arrives in Seaton

PUBLISHED: 08:17 29 October 2015 | UPDATED: 08:17 29 October 2015

Linda Pritchard and Wayne Russell

Linda Pritchard and Wayne Russell


Round Britain jogger is greeted by local woman who completed a similar feat

Linda Pritchard running around the UK in 1989.Linda Pritchard running around the UK in 1989.

Round Britain runner Wayne Russell arrived in Seaton last week and was greeted by a local woman who accomplished a similar feat some 25 years earlier.

Linda Pritchard completed her run around the UK coast in 1989, raising money for Cancer Research.

She said: “What Wayne is doing is remarkable. Having run the coast myself, I know how tough it is. When I did my run I had a backup vehicle to carry all the items I needed for the run. Wayne is running unsupported and has to carry everything with him in an incredibly heavy rucksack, which contains many things including a tent and sleeping bag. He is camping in the open and using public rest rooms on his journey. His reason for the doing the run is truly altruistic.”

Wayne started his run in September from Greenwich in London, and is running in a clockwise direction around Britain for more than 5,000 miles, keeping as close to the coast as possible.

He is raising funds for the Superhero Foundation in memory of his sister, Carmel Webb, who died at the age of 35 on New Year’s Eve 2013, after a 10-year-long battle with a rare heart condition.

Wayne said: “The aim of the run is to raise money for The Superhero Foundation, but also to inspire others, in the same way others have inspired me to do this in the first place.”

To read more about Wayne’s journey and the charity he is running for, go to and and https:www.facebook.commrwaynerussell

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