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KES students race to the tower





More than 50 King Edward VI students will race to reach the RSC Tower this weekend during a special charity challenge.

A team of cyclists, a team of runners and a team of rowers will all compete to reach the tower first, setting off from different start points.

The rowers will start 22 miles and nine locks away at Evesham Boat Club, the runners will set off from the Cotswolds 45 miles away and the cyclists will depart from Abergavenny, 80 miles away.

The teams are hoping to raise more than £12,000, to be divided between improving sporting provision at the school and Great Ormond Street Hospital and Myton Hospice.

On their marks ... KES students, from left, back, Felix Crabtree, Tom Fenemore, Jake Keast (Cyclists), Esme Booth (Rower), from left, front, Sophie Henry, Louis Jackson and Sam Ngombe (Runners). Photo: Mark Williamson
On their marks ... KES students, from left, back, Felix Crabtree, Tom Fenemore, Jake Keast (Cyclists), Esme Booth (Rower), from left, front, Sophie Henry, Louis Jackson and Sam Ngombe (Runners).          Photo: Mark Williamson

Richard Mahony, director of Sport at King Edward VI School, said: “This is one of those things the school does that is a real challenge for students, it’s character building but just as importantly it will help us raise money for charity and improve sporting provision at the school.”

A number of parents will also take part in the challenge along with headmaster Bennet Carr, who will compete with the runners.

A number of sponsors including Johnsons Coaches, Lodders Solicitors, Barry the Butcher, Amicus Accounting, FPS Distribution, Graftongate, RD Property, Rybrook and the Rosconn Group are supporting the event.

The race to the tower follows on from the 125-mile relay challenge to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, completed by KES students last year.



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