University Academy Keighley Student Eric Beaumont vowed to run 13.1 miles for Comic Relief.
The 14 year old , who is also prominent in the Keighley & Craven Athletics Club’s Juniors, and a keen fell runner asked to take on this task, not only to raise money but to challenge himself physically too. The Half Marathon was a significant target for the youngster as official Half Marathons are not open to under 16’s. This was something Eric was keen to accomplish as it was a personal challenge for him.
A fundraising page has been set up for donations to Comic Relief please show your support for this brilliant challenge by sponsoring Eric here https://my.rednoseday.com/sponsor/uakhalf
Eric who was accompanied by Mr Dring and Mr Dudley with additional support from Mr White, undertook the 13.1 miles on the Academy track then joined the canal towpath, running to Bingley and back! He accomplished the 13.1 miles in just 1 hour and 58 minutes and was welcomed back by fellow students for a lap of honour.