Friday 27 Jan saw the work installing the “path finder” solar lights along the 1.3km pink path at Redcar completed.
This has been a collaboration between New Marske Harriers and Redcar & Cleveland BC, with financial support from England Athletics and Sofia (windfarm)
NMH Chair Graham Hall said “I became aware of SolarEye, a relatively low cost, high spec and environmentally friendly technology, being used at the Leisure Centre at Sowerby (near Thirsk), and thought that it could be used on the “Pink Path” and allow runners and walkers to safely use the stretch throughout the dark winter nights”.
The solar lights are 4.5m apart forming a zig-zag pattern -with a red light every 100m – useful to runners wishing to do interval training, and together with the Coast Road pavement creates a 2.5km circular running or walking route which upto now could only be safely used during hours of daylight.
Mr Hall added, “This installation has sparked interest for other projects within the borough, and I hope we can now attract funding so that we can continue the illumination down the Coast Road footpath to Marske”
Photo was taken before 5pm – when not quite dark and effect of the solar lights not seen to full extent)