Coast 2 Coast

Coast 2 Coast 2019 Year 10 students to run 187 miles in 24 hours

A group of Year 10 students (11 in total) will run the famous Wainwright route of 187 miles from St Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay as a tag team in just 24-hours to raise vital funds for the charity Sparks.

Wolverhampton Grammar School has run an annual Coast 2 Coast challenge for over 20 years. This year’s Coast 2 Coast challenge will start at 7am on Saturday 25th May from St Bees, with the aim of arriving in Robin Hood’s Bay by 7am on Sunday 26th May 2019.

In preparation for their challenge, the students have undertaken 16 weeks of extreme training to prepare them. Members of staff support the students during their training and the challenge itself. Parents also support the students from along the route.

This year’s team is made up of Year 10 students from Wolverhampton Grammar School: Oliver, Cian, Rohan, Joshua, Charlie, Zac, Kate, Katie, Liz, Anya and Beth who are supported and coached by a number of School staff including Mr Cooney, Mr French, Miss Bowater, Miss Bradley and Mrs Harris.

Along with the sense of personal achievement for the students in completing this challenge, each year the event raises thousands of pounds for a charity, which is chosen by the students taking part.For 2019, the students have decided to support Sparks: a charity funding ground breaking research into a wide range of conditions affecting children. These include childhood cancers, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, infant brain damage, club foot and the risks associated with premature birth. Their pioneering projects are carried out at leading hospitals and universities throughout the UK, making significant contributions to breakthroughs and new treatments.

If you would like to support our Coast 2 Coast 2019 challenge you can donate here using our secure justgiving fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/wgscoast2coast2019

If you have any queries regarding the event, please do not hesitate to contact Caroline Harris at the School on 01902 421326.