King’s Canterbury – Running the extra mile

20 Jul 2016

Charlie McMenemy and Asher Silver, both current Sixth Form pupils in Meister Omers House, recently took part in the One Hundred Kilometre Challenge to raise money for charity.

The boys left early on a Saturday morning in May from Kew Gardens, Richmond at a quick pace. However, only two hours into the run, Asher started suffering from ankle pains. They found a Medic at 45km who was able to assess Asher’s slightly swollen ankle. The boys took a minute so Asher could elevate his leg and cover his ankle in ice. But only ten minutes later, Asher bravely decided to continue the run with Charlie by his side to support him.

They continued through the rest of the day into the night with Asher soldiering through the pain. They crossed the finish line at Brighton racecourse at midnight – sixteen and half hours after leaving London. Charlie and Asher were relieved and extremely proud to have crossed the finish line.

After the run had finished, Asher was able to visit a hospital to get his sore ankle seen too. He was surprised to find out that he had been running on a rather serious injury – a fracture of the fibular! Asher’s determination to finish the run with Charlie is what enabled him to cover such a long distance on a fractured leg bone.

The boys managed to raise £2500 for their chosen charities – Combat Stress UK and the James Allen Brain Tumour Trust.

Congratulations Charlie and Asher – an incredible achievement!

Above account from Charlie McMenemy.