MORE than 50 members of staff at a school are getting set to lace up their trainers and take part in a 10k run for charity.
The dedicated workers at High Tunstall College of Science, in Elwick Road, Hartlepool, have two months left in training before they take to the starting line at the Great Langdale Christmas Pudding Run.
The annual race, which is just over six miles long takes in a course along the Great Langdale Valley, in Cumbria, and attracts more than 1,000 runners year.
The group have already started their own training programmes and each will be raising money for a charity of their choice.
For many of the runners, it is the first time they have taken on a challenge such as this, but Mick Fenwick, assistant headteacher at the school who organised the team, said they are relishing the challenge.
He told the Hartlepool Mail: “I have designed a training programme for each runner as people are at different levels.
“We’ve been training now for the last four weeks and you can see how everyone’s fitness levels are getting stronger week by week.
“We probably won’t break any world records, but the main thing is that it will improve people’s fitness and raise money for good causes at the same time.”
Mr Fenwick also thinks the event will prove to be a good team building exercise.
He said: “The fact that over 50 staff came forward to take part is a demonstration of the great camaraderie that now exists at High Tunstall.
“It’s been a fantastic year for the college with record breaking exam results and everyone is totally committed to working together to do the very best for our students.”
Anybody interested in sponsoring Team Tunstall should visit the school website by logging on to www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk and selecting the link at the bottom of this story.
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