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Mr Seaward Commonwealth Games & MHS Sports Relief Outcome

Mr Seaward Commonwealth Games & MHS Sports Relief Outcome

For information on Mr Seaward and his outstanding achievement, please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/commonwealth-games/43775074

For Mr Seaward’s story ‘Welcome to Brisbane’, please click here

Welcome to Brisbane – Beautiful one day, perfect the next.

 

Koala bears and kangaroo’s. That is what I think when I hear ‘Australia’.   A country surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans and home to some of the most diverse wild life on earth. It is a huge ‎7,682,300 km2   and home to 24.13 million people. It is somewhere I dreamed of going ‘one day’ but couldn’t say for sure that day would ever arrive. On the 24th March 2018 it did…

The small matter of a 14 hour flight, followed by an 8 hour flight crossing no fewer than 12 time zones on-route only added to the anticipation. I have been very fortunate in my running career so far to have experienced many different countries and cultures. The first thing of note landing in Brisbane 9 hours ahead of the time in Anstey was the heat… a mild 30 degrees, the second of course was the jetlag. Thankfully we had had travel advice and avoided being too tired for too long.

Training was intense. Running in 29-31 degrees most days, twice a day was tough but helped me acclimatise to conditions. This served me well on race day. Ranked 18th I had one objective – be the best I can on the day and that’s all that I can do. I had prepped well, focussed on training early mornings and late evenings for 16 weeks and had settled in well in Australia. All that remained was the 26.2 miles in 30 plus degrees. Oddly, I was looking forward to it. Marathon running is a simple sport. In some ways it’s a metaphor for how we approach things every day. Consistency doing the right things will bring success in revision, in work, in sport. By now, most people know the outcome of the marathon. It was a tough day for a lot of elite runners. I was delighted to move through the field and finish in 4th place. More information on the race is available here https://nirunning.co.uk/commonwealth-games-kevin-seaward-secures-superb-fourth-place-in-cwg-marathon/

What where my favourite bits of Australia? The nature reserves and parks where full of the most incredible wildlife. Holding kangaroos to feeding wallabies, hiding from 7ft garden pythons to seeing climbing kangaroos …who’d have thought they were real?

I am incredibly grateful to you: the pupils and parents of our school community. Your support has been incredible and has gone a long way in motivating me to keep improving and try to be the best I can. I am also incredibly grateful to the school governing body, Mrs Sanchez and the rest of the staff for their support. Their flexibility and support made this experience possible.

 

THE MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL WENT EXTREME FOR SPORT RELIEF – RAISING OVER £1000!

 

It started on Thursday 22nd March, when The Martin High School in Anstey began to raise some serious cash for Sport Relief at its 24-hour challenge.

 

  • Inspired by Sport Relief celebrity challenges past and present, The Martin High School took part in their own extreme challenge to raise money for Sport Relief. Students, staff members and the community were asked to run, bike and row continuously for 24 hours without letting the machines stop. The gruelling challenge started on Thursday 22nd at 1:45pm and finished on Friday 23rd March at 1:45pm. 

 

We are so proud of our students for being a part of something special, with some huge accomplishments. We owe a huge amount of gratitude to the staff at The Martin High School who helped champion the event and completed lots of sessions on the machines – keeping the equipment going throughout the night. In addition to this, the local community rose to the occasion with an amazing effort in donating both money and time to the cause.

An unbelievable achievement in just 5 days 👏

We ran/walked a massive 708 miles at lunchtime alone today 🏃

So proud of our students – some huge accomplishments & so many miles completed 🙌

A special mention to all the staff who completed miles – donated money – raised the profile of the event 🙌

A huge thank you to the local community – you have been amazing in your efforts in supporting us – a special mention to Anstey Running Club without whom we may not have made it 👏

£500 was our target for Sport Relief and we have surpassed that – with a few more www.justgiving.com/martinhighpe donations we could push up towards £1000 for charity.

Lots of last day changes in the race for individual and year group leaderboards 🏆

A huge thank you from everybody in the PE department for all of your efforts this week.

An unbelievable achievement in just 5 days 👏

We ran/walked a massive 708 miles at lunchtime alone today 🏃

So proud of our students – some huge accomplishments & so many miles completed 🙌

A special mention to all the staff who completed miles – donated money – raised the profile of the event 🙌

A huge thank you to the local community – you have been amazing in your efforts in supporting us – a special mention to Anstey Running Club without whom we may not have made it 👏

£500 was our target for Sport Relief and we have surpassed that – with a few more www.justgiving.com/martinhighpe donations we could push up towards £1000 for charity.

Lots of last day changes in the race for individual and year group leaderboards 🏆

A huge thank you from everybody in the PE department for all of your efforts this week.

An unbelievable achievement in just 5 days 👏

We ran/walked a massive 708 miles at lunchtime alone today 🏃

So proud of our students – some huge accomplishments & so many miles completed 🙌

A special mention to all the staff who completed miles – donated money – raised the profile of the event 🙌

A huge thank you to the local community – you have been amazing in your efforts in supporting us – a special mention to Anstey Running Club without whom we may not have made it 👏

£500 was our target for Sport Relief and we have surpassed that – with a few more www.justgiving.com/martinhighpe donations we could push up towards £1000 for charity.

Lots of last day changes in the race for individual and year group leaderboards 🏆

A huge thank you from everybody in the PE department for all of your efforts this week.

You can still donate at www.justgiving.com/martin-high-pe or text MHPE90 £5 to 70070.

 

The £1000 pupils raised this Sport Relief will help to change lives forever. That’s because the charity spends the money raised by the public to give extremely vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Leicestershire, the UK and throughout the world a helping hand to turn their lives around.

 

You can find all the challenge updates, including photos and video footage of the event at Martin High PE on Facebook. A huge thank you from everybody in the PE department for all of your support during our 24 hour challenge.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

Aaron Black at The Martin High School

T: 0116 2363291