Climb for Tibet 2011 - Run to the Summit of Beacon Hill, the Highest Point in Norfolk
Dates : 20th/21st September 2011 (The autumn equinox and UN Peace Day)
Distance from Gorleston to Beacon Hill near Sheringham : 40 miles
David Kelf’s plan was to run from his house in Gorleston to the top of Beacon Hill to speak out donated Peace Messages to the four winds (click for poster) to coincide with the main Climb for Tibet team reaching the summit of Mt. Kilmanjaro for the same purpose. Messages are released in a similar way as Tibetan prayers fly out from coloured flags in Tibet.
More information about Climb for Tibet can be found at www.climbfortibet.org
The projects sponsors include His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Joanna Lumley.
Stage 1 : Gorleston to Winterton 9.00am to 11.20am 12 miles
Stage 2 : Winterton to Mundesley 1.00pm to 5.00pm 18 miles
Total time 8 hours
Running time 6 hours ie. 5 miles per hour
Day 2 :
Stage 3 : Mundesley to Beacon Hill 9.20am to 11.45am 10 miles
Total time 2.25 hours
Running time 2 hours ie. 5 miles per hour
Terrain : after leaving Great Yarmouth mostly beach with some cliff-top path and some countryside paths after Cromer.
Peace Messages were read out at a ceremony at the summit of Beacon Hill at mid-day on the 21st.
Many thanks to all who donated Peace Messages, Gorleston Cliffs parkrun, the kind support of folks at Divine Time Holistic Health in Gorleston and to Adrian Bowyer who provided faultless back-up.