Year 8 Arch to Arc

Year 8 Arch to Arc

On Thursday 22nd June Y8 embarked on a team challenge of running, swimming and cycling from Marble Arch to the Arc de Triomphe without leaving Dulwich Prep!  Teams of fifteen Year 8 boys divided up the distances for each stage of the challenge and in a relay style completed the race.  Each team was aiming to cover 290kms on static bikes, swim 7.5km in the pool and walk or run 140kms around Gallery Road playing fields. 

 

These distances proved to be no problem at all and rather than stop at their goal the boys ploughed on.  This desire to push themselves further than they needed to reflects the strong and determined characters they have become.  In total the teams covered over 2500kms or the equivalent distance of London to Dover four times, crossing the Channel twice and Calais to Paris and back twice combined.  A superb effort!

 

The boy raised £1150 on the day for MacMillan Cancer Support, The Teenage Cancer Trust and Non-Smoking Lung Cancer Research through The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.  Many thanks indeed to the Friends’ who have added a further £2,142 to the total, bringing it to a marvellous £3,292. Donations can still be made through the Virgin Money Giving website via the link below.

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CharityChallenge2017

 

We owe a big thanks to Core Health and Fitness for loaning us the static bikes, to the many adults who supported the boys and to the boys themselves for embracing this event and giving their all.