This sponsored event took place at Stanney Athletic Track in Ellesmere Port at 3.30pm on Tuesday 11th March 2008. The Lord Mayor of Vale Royal, Councillor Doug Shingler, attended to support the children and start the race.
Despite appalling weather conditions which included very strong winds, rain and hail, the children all persevered to the end and managed a magnificent time of 2 hours 9 minutes and 3 seconds thus beating the record set by Paula of 2 hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds. The team was able to raise all the funds necessary for their trip to take place and they represented England in the Spanish competition which was subsequently broadcast on Spanish television.
1. London, UK 2.04.11.3
2. Madrid, Spain 126.96.36.199
3. Toronto, Canada 188.8.131.52
4. Manchester, UK 184.108.40.206
5. Valencia, Spain 220.127.116.11
6. West Virginia, USA 18.104.22.168