The Great Christ Church Run for Sport Relief 23/03/18
The sun struggled bravely to peer through the grey clouds, the bunting fluttered gently in the breeze and in the classrooms of Christ Church children donned red shirts and “Wake 'n' Shaked (sic)" in preparation for The Great Christ Church Run.
Excitement (and some trepidation) mounted as the classes congregated in Respect playground and the teachers led them in impressively choreographed warm-ups and stretches.
At 9:30 on the dot, the reception class of Exeter leapt forward from the start line and commenced the first circuit of the school. One by one the other classes joined them until a snake of children weaved around the pathways of the school.
The initial plan was for all children to run/walk ten laps of the school, a total of approximately three kilometres. However, whilst the reception classes completed that distance, the older classes carried on, with some Year 6 children running three times the distance. On budding Mo Farah claimed to have run 200 laps which, at an impressive speed of around 28 miles per hour, made him faster than Usain Bolt! A gold medallist for the future, methinks.
Shortly after eleven, the weary but happy participants completed their final laps and returned to their classrooms. A great success and a huge debt of gratitude is due to all the children and staff involved, especially the water monitors who worked tirelessly to keep the masses hydrated. Early indications show that an impressive amount of money was raised for Sport Relief, more details to follow.