Matthew Burns

SEDBERGH SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR TACKLES 24-HOUR TRI-CHALLENGE FOR CHARITY

Inspired by an Old Sedberghian’s talk last year, Imogen Boddy (R), 17, has set herself a gruelling 24 hour tri-challenge which she plans to do on 29th June this year – swimming 10k from the southern tip of Lake Windermere, then running the course of the Windermere marathon, and then cycling 25 miles back to Sedbergh.

Having nearly completed her BTEC in Sport, she was keen to invest her remaining time at Sedbergh in training and to complete a significant personal physical challenge.  

Imogen, one of Sedbergh’s top all-round female athletes who last year won Sedbergh’s Sportswoman of the Year,  joined the sixth form last year, coming from Malton, North Yorkshire.

She plays hockey, netball, lacrosse, squash, fives and tennis, and took her first dip in open water last October, as part of the Great North Swim Sedbergh School team.

She said: “Completing the challenge will be a huge personal achievement but I wanted to build in a sense of motivation beyond that, and have therefore decided to raise money for Cancer Research, because it affects so many people and in my short life has already affected family members and close friends, and also Re-Start Africa, an orphanage in Kenya which has links with Sedbergh School.  Due to the links Sedbergh School has with the orphanage, I have had so much support from teachers and pupils, which is very encouraging.”

Imogen is seeking sponsorship for kit and hopes that people will support her fundraising efforts for these great causes.  Please visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/ImoBoddy

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