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.

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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.

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