Heathfield students out in force at Brighton Marathon

13th September

Heathfield Community College students manning water stations at Brighton Marathon 2021

Sunday’s Brighton Marathon saw Heathfield students up bright and early this weekend. 40 students and 4 staff spent the day volunteering at the 2021 Brighton Marathon, running the water station at Mile 10.5. Students worked hard stacking and filling over 8000 cups as well as providing consistent encouragement and motivation to runners over five hours on duty.

They worked well together as a large team, problem-solved, communicated well and showed genuine consideration for many different runners, from the elite runners to those determinedly walking the 26.2 miles.

Students and teachers on the day

The Organisational Lead provided by the Marathon was effusive in their praise of Heathfield’s young people in “running the best water station on the course!”.

Students and the College were appreciative to Mr Pedley and Mrs Davies for their time and commitment to the day, as well to all parents for an early drop-off, especially to those who travelled with us and stayed to help or gave lifts to others.

It was truly a marathon weekend for one student who also competed in the Saturday children’s marathon event. Rae LeFay, already a very successful athlete with Hastings Athletics Club, won a Bronze medal coming 3rd out of 54 in her age division and 4th overall with an impressive 5.36-minute mile. Pictured to the left of the image below.

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Brighton Marathon this weekend, local runners and helpers alike.

A truly inspirational day.