Principal Dan Hards and Biology Teacher Ed Jones are gearing up to run the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 7 April.


The Brighton Marathon is one of the world’s most celebrated and famous seaside marathons attracting over 20,000 participants every year. Renowned for being well-organised, having a great atmosphere, and set to the backdrop of buzzing Brighton – you can see why it’s a popular favourite with marathon runners.

However, the true motivator for runners is fundraising for the many worthy causes that they support.

This year, Dan is raising money for Cancer Research UK. Dan says “We all know family and friends who have been affected by cancer. I want to raise awareness about cancer, raise money for Cancer Research and to support my friend Mel, a paediatric nurse fighting advanced bowel cancer”. Mel urgently needs non-NHS funded treatment to prolong her life.

If you would like to donate, please see Dan’s fundraising page here.

Ed, our Environmental Champion here at Esher Sixth Form College, is running his first marathon this year and is supporting the amazing work of the World Wildlife Fund.

WWF operates in close to 100 countries, aiding local communities in conserving vital natural resources, shifting markets and policies towards sustainability, and safeguarding species and their habitats. Their efforts ensure that the value of nature is reflected in decision-making from a local to a global scale.

If you would like to donate, please see Ed’s fundraising page here.

Thank you in advance from our runners for your kind donations and support.

Wishing Dan and Ed the best of luck on the day!

***Update (15.4.24) A huge effort from both Dan and Ed both finishing under 5 hours with 4 hours 53 minutes and 4 hours 13 minutes respectively. They both exceeded their fundraising targets. Well done guys!

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