On a very gloomy December morning, Claremont School runners of all ages braved the wind, rain and the odd river of oozing mud to complete a 5k Race for Life. Inspired by loved ones lost, a will to affect change and unwavering support for each other, the children battled the elements and all the challenges the Claremont cross country course has to offer on a normal day, and in doing so they have raised in excess of £3000 for Cancer Research UK. Children as young as 4 battled the elements as they ran and walked, laughed and shrieked, wallowed in mud and splashed in puddles on their way around the gruelling course. When tired legs set it, the children picked each other up (sometimes literally), encouraged their friends to stay focused on the task at hand and to carry on all the way to the finish line.
Mr Bunker who also put on his running shoes said “The spirit of Claremont was certainly out in force today. The grit and determination the runners showed in pursuit of the finish line was truly humbling’.
On completing the course, Stephanie Edmunds, Deputy Head (Academic) and marathon runner in her spare time added ‘When it comes to the festive time of year, we realise how lucky we are in so many respects. We felt that by putting on our own Race for Life, we could give something back to society and help raise much needed funds for Cancer Research. And the children loved it!’
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