Physics teacher’s marathon challenge

tis  Peter Edwards at the finish of his marathon at St Aidan's High School.   110609M4.
tis Peter Edwards at the finish of his marathon at St Aidan's High School. 110609M4.

A POSSE of pupils joined a marathon running physics teacher at St Aidan’s in Harrogate.

Teacher Peter Edwards spent four-hours running around the school field, whose perimeter is one kilometre long, in support of Tearfund, raising money for a primary school for Burmese refugees on the Thai border.

Pupils backed his effort by paying a fee to wear non-uniform, and supported him on the field by both cheering him on and joining in for a lap or two. Special cakes were also baked and sold by pupils.

Mr Edwards is celebrating his 50th birthday by running five marathons and a 50-mile race to raise money for Tearfund. His marathon at the school was expected to raise well over £1,000.