Red-dy, steady, go! Boys from Neale-Wade Academy hit the ground running in their version of Race for Life
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The playing fields at a school in March were a sea of red when over 70 enthusiastic and charitable youngsters donned their running shoes to take part in their own version of the Race for Life - the Red Man Run.
Boys of all year groups at Neale-Wade Academy turned out in force on Tuesday June 28 for the run, which was organised by pupils Taylor Clark and Goncalo Ferreira, who decided there should be a male version of the popular female-only race that raises money for Cancer Research UK.
Taylor said: “My grandad died of cancer and we thought it’d be nice to do something to help cancer research.”
The runners - all adorned with pieces of paper explaining why they were running the race - sped round four laps of the school’s playing field, all whilst being cheered on by parents and teachers.
Niall Jackson sprinted to success to take the number one spot, while Josh Pickersgill and Jack Smith finished in second and third respectively.
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The event, which is to be paired with the school’s Race for Life next week, is expected to raise over £1,000 for the charity, which aims to beat cancer and support those suffering from it.
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