OS Imo Boddy Returns to Sedbergh ahead of her World Record attempt
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Old Sedberghian Imo Boddy (2015-2017) visited us this week to deliver an inspirational assembly to our whole school, as well as telling everyone about her latest challenge and providing support to Year 13 pupil Holly, as she readies herself to take on the Boddy Challenge this month.
Imo, a successful personal trainer based in London, has become renowned for taking on physical challenges and later this month, she embarks on her biggest challenge yet. Starting on 19th June, Imo is aiming to become the youngest female to run from John o’Groats to Land’s End (JOGLE). As she has done in the past, Imo is raising money for Young Minds – a mental health charity that provides care and support to young people. You can follow Imo’s journey throughout her challenge by clicking here, and if you would like to donate you can do by clicking here.
Imo spoke passionately and honestly in front of the whole school in assembly this week, describing her love of running and how her time at Sedbergh School helped her develop that love. In 2017, Imo completed her first endurance challenge whilst in Year 13. A 6 mile swim in Lake Windermere, running the Windermere marathon and then a cycle, approx. 30 mile, back to Sedbergh. This endurance challenge is now an annual event which bears her name – the Boddy Challenge. After its two-year hiatus, this epic event is back and on 23 June, Year 13 pupil Holly will be the latest Sedberghian to face this challenge. You can read more about Holly’s story here.