Littleham school kids complete half-marathon

Super fit Littleham schoolchildren as young as seven took part in the gruelling Great West Run Fun and half marathon.

Super fit Littleham schoolchildren as young as seven took part in the gruelling Great West Run Fun and half marathon.

The Key Stage 2 children, aged between 7 and 11, have been part of a regular after school running club which focused on fun and building stamina and perseverance.

Each week, they completed at least one mile of non-stop running, and the two miles run in the great West Fun run meant their efforts amounted to the equivalent of a half marathon. Each runner received a medal similar to those adults who ran the Great west Run on the same day.

Rosemary Roberts and Siobhan Scott, who led the group, said they were very proud of their team.


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For some of the children this was their second time running the half marathon and they are keen to participate again next year.

Eleven-year-old Kyra said: “Running each week has made me more confident and fitter.” While Touyeta said that receiving the medal had made her ‘very proud’.

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While another one on the team Megan said she wanted to run ‘a whole marathon.’

Head teacher Duncan Nelmes said: “The children enjoyed being part of the exciting event that involved hundreds of children from schools all over the area.

“It had been a great challenge for some – everyone was committed to improving and they worked together, cheering and encouraging each other. “

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