Real marathon effort

Cheque presentation to Martin House Hospice from Scarborough College marathon runners.'From left,Fiona Davidson,Chris North,Alison Wragg of Martin House Hospice and Tareq Rajab with the cheque for �575'Picture by Neil Silk  114501'07/11/11
Cheque presentation to Martin House Hospice from Scarborough College marathon runners.'From left,Fiona Davidson,Chris North,Alison Wragg of Martin House Hospice and Tareq Rajab with the cheque for �575'Picture by Neil Silk 114501'07/11/11

ENERGETIC pupils from a Scarborough school took on a marathon effort for charity.

The students from Scarborough College raised £575 for Martin House Children’s Hospice after enduring a relay marathon in the sports hall.

Their final time was two hours, 20 minutes and 16 seconds, which fell just short of Kenyan Patrick Makau’s time.

However, despite missing out on the glory, the pupils, aged between 11 and 14-years-old were thrilled with their efforts and the total raised for charity.

Isobel Nixon, headteacher at Scarborough College said: “We are delighted to support such a worthwhile cause.

The Children’s Hospice movement provides huge support to children, young people and their families.

“The students responded to the challenge with great enthusiasm.”

The record for the marathon was set at the 2011 Berlin Marathon with a time of two hours, three minutes and 38 seconds.