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29th Jun, 2022

Stratford students complete six hour race to top of RST Tower

STOUTHEARTED Stratford students put their stamina levels to the test when they competed a six hour race to the top of the RST tower.

King Edwards School (KES) might only be a stone’s throw from the RSC’s home, but three teams from the school took a rather longer route in aid of charities Myton Hospice and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The rowing team sailed into first place after 22 miles of hard graft on the water, followed by the runners who legged it 40 miles from the Cotswolds, and the cyclists who rode 80 miles from Abergavenny.

Director of sport Richard Mahony said: ‘It was a really special day, with the whole school community coming together to make something truly memorable happen. It was really exciting to follow the race on twitter and a great way to raise money for sport at the school and charity.

“It was no surprise our rowing team won. They have been virtually unbeaten all season across national competitions, so this was relatively straight forward for the

We had teachers, students, parents, governors and sports coaches all involved in what was a real team effort.”

So far around £5,500 has been raised by the school, which last year marked the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death by racing over 120 miles from The Globe Theatre in London, raising a grand total of £12,000 for charity.

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