Hills Road students run for Teenage Cancer Trust

500 students and staff from Hills Road Sixth Form College turned out in force on 25 April for their annual fun run to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust.

HR4.5 2022

HR4.5 2022

Participants ran, walked and went three-legged around the 4.5km route, with many in creative fancy-dress costumes! Students and staff rose to the occasion with innovative outfits including a comedy fire brigade, a wearable inflatable dinosaur, Pokémon characters, a penguin and Spider-Man!

The race started from the College, with the Student Council and a personal trainer getting runners warmed-up before they set-off. Competitive runners started the HR4.5, to battle it out for first place, followed by many more leisurely runners, walkers and wheelchair users.

Congratulations to Y12 student, Maxwell Buchanan, who was the first person over the finish line.

To launch the fun run, a competition was held for students to design the logo. Jonathan Trewin was the student-voted winner with the HR4.5 cleverly highlighted in the shoe’s tread.

The College’s senior management team also stepped up to the challenge, with the Principal, Jo Trump dressed as a box of French fries, Deputy Principal Nicki Dartnell as a hotdog and Assistant Principals Ian Pryer and Ali Talbot were dressed up as a bottle of ketchup and a pot of mustard respectively!

The Hills Road 4.5 Fun Run is a great college event that is lots of fun. Even with the rain I saw tons of smiles! It meant a lot to me to take part as last year I sadly had a friend pass away from cancer and it’s great to see so many fellow students getting involved to help raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust

Maxwell Buchanan

It’s amazing to see the energy and enthusiasm of our college community who have come together to not only make this event possible and have a lot of fun in the process, so that we can raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust which is such a worthwhile cause. So far, we have raised over £5,000 and we still have donations coming in. Thank you to everyone who took part, whether you completed the race or helped with its organisation

Sara Macfarlane, French Teacher and organiser