Top Eight!

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in News | No Comments

PE Technician, Dan Budd, made saltash.net proud last Sunday when he not only completed the London Marathon, but also finished in the top 8%. Dan returned to school on Monday morning showing no signs of weariness, but carrying a very big smile and with it a treasured medal. So far Dan has raised over £500 in support of St Luke’s Hospice, Plymouth with monies still being received.

Dan continues to promote running by participating with a handful of saltash.net students in the Plymouth Half Marathon Schools Challenge this Sunday on the Hoe. He has been training a group of 15 students over the last few months, all of whom have now completed a run of 12 miles. The students will join together with other schools to run their final mile once the main race has set off. This mile will be one lap of the Hoe, thereby completing the Half Marathon.

Headteacher, Mrs Isobel Bryce, said, “This is a fantastic way of introducing our young people to running and improving their overall fitness and wellbeing. I would like to thank our PE Department and Dan for their time and motivation and congratulate Dan on his outstanding achievement in the London Marathon.”