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28th May, 2022

Trinity teacher to run London Marathon for Batchley Support Group

Harry Leach 2nd Mar, 2020 Updated: 2nd Mar, 2020

A TEACHER at Trinity High School will run the London Martathon on April 26 in aid of Batchley Support Group.

Instead of asking for cash through sponsorship, Tom Bristowe has decided to hold a ‘marathon bingo game’ at school.

Staff and pupils will be urged to donate the items of food seen on their bingo card.

The food will then be donated to the kind-hearted charity which supports those in need.

The 32-year-old, who wanted to swerve his cake habit, began his running journey by doing parkruns in Arrow Valley Lake.

From there he went on to do 10k races in Alcester and Evesham followed by half marathons in Coventry, Warwick, Worcester and Loughborough.

“My first marathon was a disaster but it was a good learning experience,” said Tom.

“I felt I had unfinished business with the distance and seeing as I kept getting rejected from the ballot for London I needed to put more effort into my training to qualify as a ‘good for age participant’.”

After conquering the Liverpool Marathon in under three hours, Tom was accepted to run in the capital.

Headteacher Mr Ward added: “We wish Tom all the best.

“If anyone wishes to support him and contribute towards his chosen cause, please do send in your donations.”

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