You may remember that Pseudomyxoma Survivor were really lucky to have Julie run the London Marathon in support of the charity. Julie is a primary school teacher and she engaged some of the children in her marathon challenge. Some of the children wanted to share their experiences with us. We say a big thank you to them for all their support, you guys have been amazing!!!
Yr 6 Marathon Challenge
It was just another school day when Ms T said that we were going to run a marathon. I thought, how are we going to do this, we haven’t been training? Ms T then said “We are going to run it in small parts.” Then I thought “Ohhhhhhh.” There was a whole session on how we were going to do it and things like that. When Ms T showed us the route, I thought, “Wait, how are we going to do this?”........
At first I said, “Oh my gosh!” I was feeling so tired! But, when I go used to it, and we got to use the football it was so much easier! On the last day we could do it. The reception children came to support us and there was a finish line. We all walked together and 5 meters from the finish line, we ran our fastest through it.
We were so tired! I felt really of myself because I ran 42 km (26 miles)! I have learned from this challenge it isn’t about coming first, it’s about taking part.
By Rachel and Hillary
In February, our class decided that we should do a marathon challenge. Ms T said that we should run to raise awareness for a cancer called Pseudomyxoma Survivor which is a rare cancer that starts in the appendix and works up. We had to run 26 miles (42km) in 12 weeks.
When we selected the marathon, some people weren’t that keen on doing it, but everybody liked it after a few weeks. Everybody enjoyed it and we really had a good time even though we had many stitches. It would feel more painful to have cancer than have a stitch. When we ran we felt out of breath. It was really easy when we worked in groups. We played football and used all sorts of equipment to keep us as a team. When we finished our challenge, we felt so proud. Nearly every week we had a piece of fruit or vegetables. When we crossed the line we felt amazing.
The time we finished the challenge in, was the time Ms T had to try and beat when she ran her marathon. We finished in 5:49.42; unfortunately Ms T beat our time. Ms T’s time was 4:28:01. Even though we didn’t win, we had fun.
Our names are Rachel and Hillary. When we crossed the line it was fantastic. We had a brilliant time running, especially in a group. At the start we thought we couldn’t do it, but we WILL do it again.
In January our class decided that we should do a marathon. Ms T said that we should run for the charity Pseudomyoxma Survivor which is a rare cancer. Ms T chose it because her friend called Jenny has PMP Cancer.
When we started the marathon, people weren’t that keen because we thought that it was impossible, but when we got the hang of it we loved running, The furthest we ran at once was 7.5km Many of us were speeding ahead, (that not including me) so Ms T gave us items to use to keep a group of 6 together. After that, loads of people caught up and it was more of a team effort.
My name is Tara and when I crossed the finish I felt great not just because I had completed my challenge but because the year 2’s and receptions came to cheer us on.
By Amani and Ines
We loved the marathon race a lot because it was fun and very exciting. It was very tiring, but we loved it especially when Ms T gave us fruit and made us cookies. No matter what the weather was we still tried our best. Our time was 5:49:42 for 42 km over 12 weeks.
When we finished the marathon we missed it a lot.
We really tried our best to raise as much money as we can for the charity called Pseudomyxoma Survivor.
We would still run if we had the choice. We really liked the race; we tried not to cut corners during the race.
When the year 2’s were cheering us on, we felt very special and very proud of ourselves.
This will be in our memories forever.
MY LAST BREATH........
By Byron and Umut
Our run was very tiring, but Ms T gave us delicious fruit to make us more determined to carry on. It took 42 breath taking kms. We ran every Tuesday. It took us 5 hours and 49 minutes.
When we crossed the finishing line, Mrs T and the reception children made us feel special. Ms T beat our time however she did not come first, but she tried her best. She finished in 4hrs and 28 minutes.
We all think Ms T did great.
We used a football to teach us to stay together as a team and to help us get more stamina.
What we learned:
- Working together
- Not always about winning
- Team work gets you further
- Slow and steady
- More determined
The Marathon Nightmare........
By Donna and Zoe
I was excited and gobsmacked after Ms T blurted out that we were doing the marathon; on the other hand Zoe wasn’t so excited about running 42 km.
We have never ever run for charity before so this was our first time raising money and awareness for Pseudomyxoma Survivor (PMP). Our challenge was to raise funds for the charity and set Ms T a time for Ms T to beat at the London Marathon.
We faced rain, wind and the boiling hot weather. At first I was rushing then I started to feel exhausted. I was so tired; I nearly smacked myself to the floor. Zoe was dying for water and rest. In the end, it was easier and we managed to finish the race.
During the marathon Ms T kindly offered us fruits and treats. We started running independently and then we worked in groups. Then we thought about other things that would keep us together. We turned on our brains and thought about football and passing the ball to one another.
In the end, the receptions came and supported us with cheering and clapping. It was amazing. I learnt that it want always about the winner and Zoe learned not to judge what things will be like and never give up as she felt it was fun and joyful.
Ms T (our PE Teacher) Ran the London Marathon and timed how long it was to finish it. She came back with the results, told us the time and if she beat our time, we lost. I was shocked and Zoe was surprised.
In the end we were relieved and felt incredible that we reached our goal.
The Long Challenge
By Derek and Ismael
In January, we started to do a marathon for PMP, We were determined to beat Ms T and to raise at least £100.
It was hard at the beginning but it got easy. I liked when we got to use the footballs. At the end, I felt amazing when we passed the finish line. We did the marathon over 15 weeks. Even though we tried our best, Ms T beat us. We got our time by the slowest and fasted times and averaging it out. Our time was 5:49:42 and hers was 4:28:01
By Anna and Emilda
We did our marathon together no matter what the weather hot or cold, just for PMP.
PMP is a rare cancer that not many people have. PMP is a cancer that builds up in the appendix that means you have to have a special operation.
The goal was set up for us to raise money to help people with pseudomyxoma. We were doing this because of Ms T’s marathon and because of the people suffering. When I found out about our challenge, I didn’t know what to say. When we started I was really proud of myself. When Ms T said that we would be doing the marathon I was excited but it was tiring.
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