This October, a parent at Morton Church of England Primary School underwent the challenge of running 7 marathons in 7 days – donating the money she raised back to the school. Meghan Brown, mother of two and marathon-runner, started her training back in March, with students and teachers at Morton CE Primary School, a member of the Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust (LAAT), supporting her all the way.
The pupils at Morton CE Primary school, including Meghan’s own son, Harry, took part in their own mini marathons on the school field. Each class collectively ran their own marathon, showing Meghan that if they could do it, she surely could too.
Meghan’s varied routes took her all around the villages of South Lincolnshire, however, her first and last marathons started and finished on the school field. This gave the children and Meghan the opportunity to run the last few metres of her 7th and final marathon together – the perfect way to end what had become a community effort.
Meghan says her idea to run 7 marathons in 7 days not only came from wanting to challenge herself, but also wanting to give back to her son’s school after a difficult period during the pandemic.
“I set myself the challenge to run 7 marathons in 7 days to raise money for Harry’s school due to the pandemic and schools being underfunded and I am overwhelmed with the generous donations people have made.”
“I have always been a keen runner, often running 50 plus miles per week. From my teenage years running has given me confidence and helped me maintain a healthy lifestyle, not to mention it is great for mental health.”
“This has been the toughest challenge I have ever set myself, but it has also been the most rewarding.”
Meghan’s marathon challenge has been supported by incredible fundraising, leading to a number of generous donations. Since March, Meghan’s Go Fund Me page has reached £1220 – all of which is to be donated to the school. In addition to this, parents and family members supported the children in their mini marathons, with the school total at just over £1000.
The money raised by Meghan and the children will support the PTA fundraising group as they work to improve the outdoor activities available for children during playtime. Everyone at Morton Church of England Primary School is grateful for Meghan’s inspirational efforts and the support of our families.
Morton Church of England Primary School became a member of LAAT in September 2016. LAAT is a thriving multi-academy trust, set up by the Diocese of Lincoln in 2013, to build a mutually supportive family of academies in Greater Lincolnshire who support each other in providing the very best outcomes for their pupils. Currently, around 3,350 pupils across 18 schools are part of the LAAT.