A parent teacher association (PTA) treasurer is hoping to go the extra mile for his school when he attempts to run from London to Brighton later this year.
Simon Marjoram, a self-employed electrician and treasurer of the PTA at Archbishop Sancroft High School, will take to the start line in Richmond Park in May, hoping to complete the 100km challenge in around 13 hours.
Despite only running his first marathon in April 2013, 41-year-old Simon, a Harleston resident, has now run seven.
It is hoped funds raised from the event will help pay for items such as books for the geography department, recording software for French, a printer for design and technology lessons, a projector for drama and around £3,000 worth of ICT equipment to aid art teaching.
“I would like to raise £1,000,” he said.
“I am the only guy on the (PTA) committee, and I am in awe of the ladies who organise all of the events.
“It is one of those things that I signed up for and then the enormity of it hits you. That’s 62 miles. That’s two-and-a-half marathons.”
Donations can be made at Archbishop Sancroft High School, or Simon’s shop allthingsgreener at 7 Union Street, Harleston. Cheques payable to the high school PTA.