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Chorleywood teachers get in the running spirit for charity 

 Published on: 30th May 2019   |   By: Charlie Reynolds   |   Category: Uncategorized

Two Chorleywood teachers from two separate schools put their running shoes on last month and ran the 2019 London Marathon.

Jenny Edwards, assistant head of sixth form at St Clement Danes and Mr Ryan from The Russell School, both completed the 26.2 mile race whilst both fundraising amazing amounts for their chosen charities.

It was the first time Mrs Edwards had taken part in a marathon who assured ChorleywoodNews that it would be her last.

Whilst completing her personal goals, she also raised an amazing amount of money for Great Ormond Street Charity.

The charitys strive to support the hospital and its patients through fundraising for life-saving medical equipment, providing medical research and supporting patients and staff plus much more. 

Mr Ryan completed the marathon in 4 hours 29 minutes in support of Children with Cancer charity and raised over £4,000 in the process.

Mrs Edwards raised £3500 and although she found the race a challenge, she said she was delighted to take part.

She said: “I found it pretty tough going but the atmosphere was electric. It felt like a real party, I run at a party atmosphere pace and I soaked it all up in five hours 42 minutes. I’d recommend everyone gives it a go.”

“I ran from Great Ormond Street as my son was admitted there when he was three weeks old –  he had an operation on his stomach to save his life. We weren’t there for long, it’s an amazing place and I wanted to give something back

“The school let me hold a quiz night, my colleagues generously sponsored me and I left a collection tin in the sixth form café for the students to put their change in. I had a load of support from the school.”

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