Teachers Complete John O’Groats to Land’s End Challenge – Burgess Hill Girls
15 Apr 2021
A team of ten teachers at Burgess Hill Girls has completed a challenge to run, walk and cycle the equivalent distance of John O’Groats to Land’s End.
Not content with the trials of lockdown, teachers at Burgess Hill Girls Prep School set themselves the challenge of completing the equivalent distance of John O’Groats to Land’s End in the month of March 2021. The teachers: Alice Morgan, Samantha Durrant, Lucy Atkinson, Heather Cavanagh, Greer Williams, Rebecca Branton, Claire Williams, Ros Clayson, Shelley Allen, and Nicola Hickey ran, walked, and cycled the distance. They originally set themselves the target of completing the 603 miles as the crow flies, but as they got going, they extended their sights to the length by road, 874 miles. In fact, they ended up going even further, their final distance was 882 miles.
Team organiser Ros Clayson is immensely proud of the team’s effort:
“Some people might say that taking on an additional challenge given the year we have had might be mad for us teachers. However, getting out and exercising has been a great stress reliever for us all. Next, I would like us to ‘travel’ to Tokyo for the opening of the Olympic Games on the 23rd of July, it is almost 6000 miles so we might need some more recruits.’
Head of Burgess Hill Girls Prep School Heather Cavanagh also took part in the challenge:
“The team’s achievement is a perfect example of the energy and positive attitude of teachers at Burgess Hill Girls. We are always prepared to go the extra mile, or eight miles in this case!”
Photo: top row left to right then bottom row left to right – Alice Morgan, Samantha Durrant, Lucy Atkinson, Heather Cavanagh, Greer Williams, Rebecca Branton, Claire Williams, Ros Clayson, Shelley Allen, and Nicola Hickey