School staff in Stratford take on the 2.6 Marathon Challenge - The Stratford Observer
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School staff in Stratford take on the 2.6 Marathon Challenge

Ian Hughes 5th May, 2020

STAFF at Stratford School and Holy Trinity School got active as they took on the 2.6 Marathon Challenge

It followed the cancellation of the London Marathon, with people challenged to undertake any activity, from running 2.6 miles to holding an online workout with 26 friends.

A group of fifteen staff from the two Stratford schools undertook the challenge which saw each of them walk, jog and run over a weekend until they had completed covered the 26 mile distance of a whole marathon.

Stratford School assistant head Paul Stacey, who is also chair of governors for Holy Trinity, said: “The support and donations were a different league to what we’d expected, people were so generous in backing the charities with their donations and sending us messages of support. It felt like a real community effort from everyone involved with the two schools, and at the moment particularly, that feels like such a huge positive. Thank you so much to everyone who supported us.”

As of this moment the team, who called themselves the Stratford Sloths, has raised over £6,000 to be split between five charities -The Shakespeare Hospice, Guy’s Gift, The Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, The Teenage Cancer Trust and MIND.

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The Stratford School was Paul Stacey, Andrea Arrandale, Luke Billingham, Maxine Douglas, Sarah Dyer, Olivia Laight, Kevin Lister, Sally Sealy, Corrie Strickland, Lucie Staniland who was joined throughout by her children Charlie and Ellie who completed the whole challenge with her, and Phil Whisson.

The Holy Trinity School team was Alex Lilly, Emma Smith, Rebecca Ades and Jo Sinclair.

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