Teachers take on Parkrun charity challenge

On Saturday, 6 July, two King’s School teachers will be taking on a mighty Parkrun challenge in aid of local charities

J4 teacher David O’Neil is no stranger to sporting charity challenges; he has already completed the Chester 50 mile ultra-marathon and the Brighton Marathon this year, and who can forget his 50 mile run for Sport Relief last year?

Raising money for the Countess of Chester Blue Skies appeal and the Rohan Ingley Foundation, Mr O’Neil will be joined by Senior School teacher, Ravi Hensman, as they aim to complete ten Parkruns in one day. 

Mr O’Neil said: “I have been planning this challenge for a while and I am delighted that I’ll be joined by fellow runner and King’s School teacher, Dr Hensman.

“It has turned into quite the team effort in the King’s Community; we’ll be joined by parents – and even a few pupils – throughout the day, colleagues will be driving us between locations in the school minibus, and our fabulous Catering Manager, Mr Ferguson, will be supporting us with food and drink provisions. It will be a real team effort!”

You can support Mr O’Neil and Dr Hensman by donating online, joining them for one or more run (see the schedule below), or both!

Mr O’Neil continued: “We will be following the official Parkrun route at each of the locations and would love as many people as possible to run one or more of the races with us. Details of each running route can be found on the Parkrun website.”

07.40 Nant y Pandy (Anglesey)

09.00 Penrhyn Castle (official parkrun – don’t forget your barcode if you run this one with us!)

10.20 Conwy

11.40 Nova Prestatyn

13.00 Greenfield Valley

14.20 Wepre

16.00 Birkenhead

17.20 Ellesmere Port

18.40 Delamere Forest

20.00 Countess of Chester Country Park

Good luck to Mr O’Neil, Dr Hensman and everyone who joins them.