Hundreds turn out from Wisbech Grammar School to raise £3,000 for charity with Race at Your Place

Students, staff, parents and friends raised 3,000 at Wisbech Grammar School's Race at Your Place eve

Students, staff, parents and friends raised 3,000 at Wisbech Grammar School's Race at Your Place event. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of pupils, staff, parents and friends laced up their running shoes to take part in Wisbech Grammar School’s Race at Your Place, raising an impressive total of £3,000.

There was some wacky fancy dress as 234 people ran two races for charity last week.

There was some wacky fancy dress as 234 people ran two races for charity last week. - Credit: Archant

Heroic teacher Matthew McChlery, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgin’s Lymphoma in May, kicked off the five kilometre race, and sixth former Jacob Kelman sprinted over the line in a super-quick time of 19 minutes and 46 seconds.

Antonia Fan was the first girl over the line in 24 minutes and 55 seconds, and first teacher home was Tim Chapman, in 20 minutes and 44 seconds.

Headmaster, Chris Staley, finished in a respectable tenth place with a time of 24 minutes and 55 seconds.

Teacher Geoff Howes, who organised the event with the School’s Friends Committee said: “Well done to all the runners and walkers who all finished with a smile despite the saturated turf and strong wind. The Steel Band played non-stop and created a wonderful summer atmosphere and the Friends of Wisbech Grammar School provided hot dogs and burgers to all runners and spectators, with strawberries and cream to round the evening off.


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“Thank you to everybody who participated or helped including Tesco Extra in Wisbech who kindly donated all the water.”

Chris Staley was also proud of the school’s achievements. He said: “This is the fourth time the school has organised this event which has gained popularity and each year raises more money for Cancer Research UK.

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“Well done to all those involved in making it happen and those who participated and donated to such an important and heartfelt cause.”

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