A TEAM of 95 sixth form pupils and five staff from Dauntsey’s has completed a 24-hour Runathon to raise money for the school’s chosen charity for 2019, The Jemima Layzell Trust, which helps fund the provision of care for young people suffering brain injuries.

Some 867 miles were run over a total of 2,242 laps of the running course, raising more than £1,500 in sponsorship. Special mention must go to the five pupils who completed 68 laps, meaning they ran more than a marathon, as well as a further 19 pupils who ran more than half a marathon.

Jane Hubbard, head of charities at Dauntsey’s, said: “The Runathon has become an annual fixture in our fundraising campaign and this year the pupils and staff surpassed themselves by completing more than 2,000 laps of the course.

“Thanks must go to all the – now exhausted! – runners and to the pupils and staff who cheered on the runners and counted laps for the 24-hour period, braving the cold night-time supervision slots with good humour and enthusiasm.”