Josh Rudd is a sixth form student (currently in year 12 in Powell House) at Eastbourne College. We were delighted to hear from him a few months back, saying he was about to run a few races and wanted to use them as an opportunity to raise money for our work.
"My ambition is to work with others, support others who are less fortunate than me or need support and to run on behalf of charities” says Josh. “I run for Sussex at the moment and also for Seaford Striders ... but running for a charity is more important than running for medals and positions."
Josh describes the various challenges he has undertaken for us: "This weekend has been exhausting but it has been a great experience. Firstly, I did the 3,000 metres on Saturday in Crawley at the K2 and that proved exhausting, but ended in a good result and also a good experience”.
“The main event was the half marathon though, and it proved a tough course, however by taking on board the wise words of Mr Lowden regarding the hills, I managed to come 41st out of 729 participants and my prediction of 1 hour 40 minutes was correct! Moreover, last minute sponsors are now coming in”.
Josh also sends his congratulations to a few other boys like Toby Marriott and Jonny Robinson who also finished with good times. Josh says “I am very happy at raising money for Children on the Edge and would be delighted to run on behalf of them again in the future."
Josh has raised over £320 for us and is still adding to that total as he runs more races. We are always looking for people to raise money for our work and have as much fun while doing it as possible. If you’d like some ideas then just get in touch, or if you’re planning a fundraiser we’d love to hear all about it!