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Written by: Sophie Sangar (Year 8)
Edited by: Ayra Ali (Year 12)
Photography by: Barry Cornelius & James Beckett

The Friends of the Royal Latin School are proud to have organised another ‘Run the Claydons’ on Sunday 28th April. This was a 7-mile multi-terrain run and a 1-mile Junior (U16) run over the Claydon Estate. This was the fifth year that this widely anticipated event was held, and was planned and organised by the Friends of the Royal Latin School for the second year.

In total, 242 participants ran in the event and this helped raise a whopping £3,000 for the school’s new library computers.

We have received a first-hand report from one of the men who ran the 7-mile multi-terrain race:

Thank you Friends of Royal Latin School for a lovely, friendly, fun run. The course, which gave some great views over the Buckinghamshire countryside, was well signposted with plenty of proficient marshals directing runners, managing traffic and providing water and encouragement. The clouds cleared to provide ideal running conditions with it being dry underfoot. The bespoke medal looks fantastic and I look forward to returning next year and running faster.’

(Stephen Sangar, a participant in the 7-mile run)

Overall, the event ran smoothly and was another great success for the school. The Royal Latin School would like to thank our amazing team of volunteers for helping make this event possible and the Verney family for the use of their estate for the course. The ‘Run the Claydons’ event is run annually and is welcome to participants of all abilities, and we look forward for the 2020 event!

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