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KSA Community Unites for First Fun Run

Pupils, staff, parents and friends united in support of KSA’s first charity 5k fun run on Sunday (November 18th).

They were joined by French and German students who were visiting as part of the Comenius programme and much enthusiasm was shown by the 150 runners. They set off at a brisk pace from Cheyne Walk and followed a route through the Ise Lodge before heading to the finish line in Wicksteed Park.

There, they had the chance to have their photo taken with one of the Olympic torches which was carried through Kettering earlier this year ahead of the 2012 games.

Geography teacher Matt Fowler was the first to cross the finish line with an impressive time of 18 minutes and 10 seconds. He said the route was quite challenging because of the mix of terrain and the hill towards the end.

Pupil Sacha Case said: "It was a really fun experience. At the start line everyone was buzzing and wanted to get going. I have to admit I didn't run the whole way but people were running together to keep each other going. Towards the finish line, you could see a big crowd waiting for you and cheering, which made you run faster and lifted you up."

A number of Sixth Formers volunteered at the event and helped by marshalling the route.

Click here for a gallery of pictures from the event.