Rob Thomson – Running for Bolivia

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Congratulations to Rob Thomson (Year 11)  who has completed a 172 mile run, over half term, from the source of the Thames to Tower Bridge in 7 days. The individual days mileage and times were:

Day 1 = 23 miles 3 hours  55 mins
Day 2 = 23 miles 4 hours 55 mins
Day 3 = 30 miles in 5 hours 30 mins
Day 4 = 27 miles in 5 hours 15 mins
Day 5= 23 miles in 4 hours 15 mins
Day 6 = 25 miles in 4 hours 33 mins
Day 7 = 22 miles in 3 hours 18 mins

He has raised around £1,000, from the run, to fund a £4,000-trip to Bolivia next summer where he intends to do a mountain trek followed by charity work.

“He didn’t stop during the runs for breaks. He drank loads of water, Lucozade and ate Jelly Babies to keep going,” said his Mum, Suzanne Thomson.