OPs Rise To The Marathon Challenge
Old Princethorpians and members of the College staff were out early on Sunday morning, after months of training and mounds of carbs, they were ready to wind their way around the streets of our capital city in this year's London Marathon.
We gave them a shout out on Facebook last week but just wanted to say congratulations to them all on their super human efforts.
We are aware of several Old Princethorpian runners this year including:
Imo Butler (Class of 2018) who rose to the challenge of this year’s test of endurance for Sarcoma UK. Imogen ran in memory of a family friend Ellen, who sadly lost her battle with sarcoma cancer last year. Having struggled with injuries Imo managed to complete the course in just over 6 hours and you can find out more and support her here.
Rich Sibbick (Class of 1994) ran the virtual 2020 London Marathon last year and took the challenge on for real this time on behalf of the NSPCC, he managed to complete the course in 5 hours 11 minutes and you can find out more and support him here.
Then Joe Holmes (Class of 2014) ran a virtual marathon completing the distance in just 3 hours 40 minutes!
Two staff members also ran the London Marathon:
Assistant Head - Director of Digital Strategy, Andy Compton, ran for the UK Sepsis Trust in memory of his good friend Rich. Andy completed the course in sub 3 hours 45 minutes and you can find out more and support him here.
Head of MFL, Stella Keenan, who missed out on running when last year’s event was cancelled, asked people to support her by donating to the school’s fundraising for Mary’s Meals. She completed the course in 4 hours 30 minutes, you can support her here.
A truly amazing effort by them all!