A team of 62 Sixth Formers and seven staff from Dauntsey’s has completed a 24-hour Runathon to raise money for the school’s chosen charity for 2022, the mental health charity, MIND.
Some 1,100 kilometres were run, over a total of 1,761 laps of the course, raising more than £1,000 in sponsorship. Special mention must go to the eight pupils who completed 68 laps or more, meaning they ran more than a marathon, as well as a further 15 pupils who ran more than half a marathon. Particular congratulations must go to Charlie M who completed an incredible 100 laps – by far the most any pupil has ever completed during the Runathon!
Jane Hubbard, Head of Charities, Dauntsey’s, said;
“The Runathon has become an annual fixture in our fundraising campaign and one that the Sixth Form really looks forward to as it raises a great amount for charity.
“Over the course of the 24 hours, at least one person will be running the route around the school – it’s often more than one – and there’s some healthy competition! This year the pupils and staff surpassed themselves by completing more than 1,760 laps of the course raising a great deal of money for charity.”
“Thanks must go to all the – now exhausted! – runners and to the pupils and staff who cheered on the runners and counted laps for the 24-hour period, braving the cold night time supervision slots with good humour and enthusiasm.”
Photograph shows: Pupils from Dauntsey’s taking part in the School’s Annual 24-hour Runathon for Charity.