For viewing the lighthouse:
Sunday 1st & 15th October, 5th November, 4th & 18th March 12pm - 4pm
Guided tours to the top:
£2 for adults. £1 for Children who must be 1.06 metres tall to be able to take the tour.
The Wirral Seaside Runs were originally established in 1985 as one of several races along the seafront of Wirral. They are a series of eight monthly races starting near Leasowe Lighthouse and along the embankment to finish in Harrison Drive, Wallasey. The race is a non-standard distance of 4.92km over a fast, flat course – and often with a good wind behind you.
The race organisers are Pensby Runners – a club that meets at Heswall Squash Club every Tuesday and Friday. As with many such events, organisation is not as simple as it appears – licencing, not clashing with other races and state of the tides all need to be taken into consideration.
Two years ago, the Friends of Leasowe Lighthouse (FOLL) started opening the lighthouse for the runners to be able to hold their registration point in the dry and out of the wind. Runners pay a small registration fee and fill out a form before pinning on their number and setting off for the start line.
All runners are welcome, and registration begins 1 hour before the race starts. Any competitor who manages to complete six races in the season is recognised for their achievement with a special medal – or this year – an impressive glass trophy!
At the end of the 2015 season Jim Fedigan, race organiser, and the club committee generously donated some of their charity money to FOLL. Other charities benefit from the runners’ support every year as all the profit from the races goes to local groups.
For further information and how you can take part go to: www.seasideruns.com