School holds Comrades Marathon assembly

Two St Charles College staff members and Comrades Marathon runners, Chad Barron and Dean Riley, took the time to chat to the Prep School pupils about the great race.

In Mr Riley’s assembly with the Junior Primary, the boys got to ask questions and learn all about what the day entails, the distance and how long it takes to complete. Mr Riley even kitted out one of the boys, from head to toe, to demonstrate what the runners wear on the day.

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In the picture at top: The staff who are running the Comrades Marathon together with the Senior Primary boys who have parents taking part in this year’s run. Back, Mr Chad Barron (L) and Mr Dean Riley. Front from left – Matthew Hardman, Reagan Mudau and Connor Riley.

Hard work and determination

In the Senior Primary assembly both Mr Barron and Mr Riley were interviewed by 1st team Rugby player from the Senior School, Armin Jooste. During their interview the boys learnt about the hard work and determination that goes into being a sportsman as well as the training and dietary habits that go into preparing for such an event.

St Charles Comrades Marathon

St Charles staff member Dean Riley with Thomas Hardman (Grade 2), whose mom is running in the Comrades Marathon on Sunday.
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They also heard stories about why these teachers first started running the Comrades and some of the special memories they have of their previous runs.

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