At the World Athletics Championships in Oregon Britain’s Jake Wightman has taken a gold medal in the men’s 1500m race.

Jake, who frequently trains on the Downs Link, has previously spoken of his frustration at the risks of having to cross the busy A281.

Jake celebrating with his parents after the race (PA Media)

“It breaks up my momentum in having to stop at the crossing for a short period of time, which can be frustrating. However, the speed and quantity of traffic along this road means I cannot afford to take a risk.”

“I fully support the ‘Bridge the Downs Link’ campaign and I am sure I am speaking on behalf of many fellow runners.”

You can support the campaign by writing to your local County councillor, displaying one of our posters and signing up for email updates.

Join us on Saturday 23rd July for a memorial to mark two years since Pathushan Sutharsan’s death at the crossing.