Matt runs marathon in memory of teacher

13:52 12 August 2013

Matt Adamson with friends Phil Gladwin, Will Sutton and Ty Redif who accompanied him on bikes.

Matt Adamson with friends Phil Gladwin, Will Sutton and Ty Redif who accompanied him on bikes.

Archant

Former Park Community School pupil has raised hundreds-of-pounds for teacher Sara Bluett’s favourite charity.

Matt completing the 24-mile challenge.Matt completing the 24-mile challenge.

A FORMER Park Community School pupil ran a marathon along the Tarka Trail on Saturday in memory of teacher Sara Bluett.

Matt Adamson, 16, who left the school this year, ran 24 miles from Braunton to Bideford and then back to Barnstaple, finishing at Tesco Extra.

He completed the challenge in four hours and 20 minutes, raising £300 for the charity Amigos Worldwide.

Anyone wishing to donate to Matt’s Mad Marathon and help boost him towards his £1,000 target can visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MattAdamson.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Work on Barnstaple's new TK Maxx store is continuing to progress. Picture: Andy Keeble

TK Maxx has announced that its new shop in Barnstaple will create 35 jobs.

Read more
09:37
Labour candidate for North Devon, Mark Cann

In the latest of our series of profiles, we meet Labour’s candidate for North Devon, Mark Cann

Read more
The dolphin washed up on Putsborough beach. Picture: Amanda Baldwin.

Dead dolphin found washed up on North Devon beach yesterday (Wednesday).

Read more
Marlene May with her new book. Picture: Sarah Howells

Marlene May, 77, is selling her new book at charity shop where she has worked for 18 years.

Read more
07:00
The Trumpton bonfire in Torrington is coming together.

Torrington Cavaliers get set for giant charity bonfire in August.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:09
Dave Garrett and Mark Edwards getting ready for the 100 mile challenge.

Bideford man prepared for epic 36-hour non-stop walk in aid of the Chemotherapy Appeal.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition



North Devon's trusted business finder