Ashbourne Educate Together collectively ran our first marathon this week! Each class contributed by running one kilometre every day; five laps of the perimeter of our yard or two laps of the perimeter of the field next to us. With eight classes and a couple of enthusiasts who went out for an extra kilometre we clocked up 42 km! Our younger pupils ran and walked to complete their daily challenge. Parents and guardians interested in encouraging budding athletes or running themselves should check out parkrun locations- free weekly timed 5km runs. There’s also a junior parkrun (2km event) in Rush. Contact local club St. Andrew’s Athletic Club here via facebook also.