Thank you all so much for your support this morning. It was absolutely brilliant to see the Tirlebrook community supporting Mr. Lockley and I on our challenges. From banners, to scooters, to jelly babies and all the encouraging messages and support!
For Mr. Lockley, it was his first ever half marathon and for me, it was my first race in almost 3 years.
The positivity that you guys gave us made such a difference to our success this morning. It was little wonder we won the Ultimate School Trip when you really see what an AMAZING community there is around our school.
Those who saw me finish, hopefully saw my sprint finish...that was all inspired by you! I heard SO many people cheering me on...I just went for it!
I was very proud of my 1:39:26.1 time and Mr. Lockley was delighted with his 2:09:46.6
Please try to have a lovely relaxing evening (I will certainly be relaxing this evening!) and be sure to give tomorrow your best shot! We will support you every step of the way!
Mr. Lockley would like to say:
"I really needed a lift at various points on the course and particularly so towards the end. I was struggling at the motorway bridge at Bredon and got offered sweets and water, as I reached the water point on the Bredon Road by the Northway junction I heard shouts of support and I was offered more water again, as I was coming down the hill from Mitton into town I was virtually out of energy and some boys with a scooter ran with me and shouted for me for about 50 metres, and as I headed up that amazing finishing straight I saw so many faces and heard so many familiar voices cheering my name. And it was wonderful to celebrate with so many of you at the finish. These children and their parents made me push harder, run faster, reach new depths of resilience that I didn't know I had and be even more determined to finish those 13.1 miles. I wasn't sure I could do it, but thanks to you all I could! The children and parents I have described in this thank you all know who you are - and you are amazing! Thank you".
We will see you at 08:15 tomorrow! :-) (if our legs aren't too stiff to enable us to walk into school!)