Against all expectations the sun shone as the 1,700 runners powered, staggered and hobbled up Butler Road past the Moss Gates at the 5K point, where a large crowd of cheering Salopians roared them on.
Some fantastic times were recorded, with five pupils recording times of under 1:30 – Sam Watts, Nikita Martynov and Rider Hartley of Churchill’s Hall, Max Green of Ingram’s Hall and Paddy Barlow of Rigg’s Hall.
The Salopian field was led by Deputy Head (Co-Curricular) Peter Middleton and Ingram’s Housemaster Sam Griffiths, finishing together just over an hour ahead of Churchill’s Housemaster Richard Hudson.
Particular thanks are due to all our generous supporters who enabled us to raise nearly £6,000 for two charities, the Andrew Grene High School in Haiti and Medic Malawi (whose fundraising campaign was led by James Fraser-Andrews). Last but not least, thank you to Kate Evason of our own Marketing Department for coordinating arrangements so efficiently, as well as completing the race herself in an impressive 1:42.
The online donations pages for each of the charities are still open and we would be extremely grateful for any further contributions:
Andrew Grene Foundation: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/shrewsburyschoolagfhalf2019