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THOUSANDS RAISED: Rickmansworth PE Teacher to run marathon in his back garden for the NHS

 Published on: 20th April 2020   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Uncategorized

Rafferty Gunn, the head of Physical Education at Rickmansworth School, was supposed to run the London Marathon in April but has obviously not been able to due to the coronavirus.

Instead, Mr Gunn decided to get creative in his back garden by running the length of a marathon in crocs, all in his back garden, to raise money for the NHS.

At the time of writing, Rafferty has already smashed his initial target of £1,000 and now wants to raise as much as possible.

His sister is a midwife and was recently hospitalised with severe dehydration and a kidney infection due to the complications of wearing PPE for long shifts in very challenging conditions.

On the fundraising page, Rafferty says: “At 9am I will be putting on my crocs, slipping on the safety straps and running a marathon in my tiny little six-metre long garden. This will be 7033 lengths, equalling 26.2 miles (or 42.2 km).

Speaking to RickyNews, Rafferty added: “I am buzzing for the challenge and the opportunity to raise money for our wonderful heroes in the NHS. I know my crocs will carry me through.

“Life is 10 per cent with what happens to you and 90 per cent how you deal with it. I think we can all make positive decisions during this difficult time to help support others and ourselves and come out stronger together.”

Crocs have also sent Rafferty a pair of the footwear and he will be streaming the event on his Instagram page at MrGunnFitness.

To donate to Rafferty’s good cause, head to the GoFundMe website and search ‘Running a marathon in 6m garden for NHS in CROCS’.

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