Conquer the Coast Charity Challenge

Three Elstree alumni Rufus, Geordie and Jamie (all 2009 Leavers) are tackling Seven Marathons in Seven Days along the Pembrokeshire coastline. This mammoth undertaking is called ‘Conquer the Coast Challenge’ which they started on Sunday 11th September. 

In support of their challenge, we had a slightly unusual start to the week here at Elstree.  The whole school, including staff, ran a mile around the grounds instead of morning assembly, equating to the total distance of seven marathons!  Some ran, others walked but everyone tried their hardest.

What is the Challenge?

As Mr Owens will remember, running seven marathons in seven consecutive days needs a lot of preparation, planning, training and support.  Rufus, Geordie, Jamie and Sam have the added complication of the hilly terrain.  With a combined elevation the height of Everest,  the Pembrokeshire Coast Path is a spectacular 186 mile long National Trail covering some of the most varied coastal scenery in Britain.  It passes 58 beaches and 14 harbours and tracks every cliff and cover between St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south.

Who are they raising money for?

The team are running in aid of mental health charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) to increase awareness around mental health.  They have already raised an amazing £64,000 but please do help them reach their target of £70,000 by visiting their justgiving page here

There will be high and low moments physically, emotionally and topographically!  We wish you the best of luck Rufus, Geordie, Jamie and Sam!