Upper Sixth pupil prepares to take on Sedberghian endurance challenge

Upper Sixth pupil Holly is readying herself to face the biggest endurance challenge of her life with the aim of raising money and awareness for a charity close to her heart.

The Boddy Challenge is an endurance event created by Old Sedberghian Imo Boddy in 2017. Whilst in her final year here at Sedbergh School, Imo set herself the challenge of completing a 6-mile open water swim in Lake Windermere, running a marathon through the Lake District and then cycling the 20 miles back to Sedbergh. Since its inception in 2017, upper sixth girls have put themselves forward to complete this challenge and after a two-year hiatus, Holly is the next pupil to take on the challenge.

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Holly has been training hard in preparation for the Boddy Challenge

Holly is taking on the Boddy Challenge this year, on 23rd June 2022, to raise money and awareness for Cancer Research UK. Holly and her family have seen first-hand the incredible treatment and care that has been given to her mother, who was diagnosed with Melanoma cancer in the last 12 months.

“My mother has been lucky enough to receive treatment and this has been made possible by the astonishing work done by Cancer Research UK.” Said Holly.

Holly is no stranger to endurance events and pushing herself to the limit. Throughout her time here at Sedbergh School, she has consistently excelled in her running, under the expert guidance of our Head of Running, Mr Wells. The perfect demonstration of this improvement was shown in her second-place finish at this year’s Wilson Run, an improvement on her sixth place finish the year before.

Holly crosses the line at this year’s Wilson Run

“Over the last few years, I have enjoyed doing long distance fell running, being fortunate enough to compete both regionally and nationally. I have decided to use my passion for running and exercise for this positive and personal project.” Said Holly.

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