WMC 2012

WMC 2012

The 2012 Save the Children World Marathon Challenge took place worldwide on Tuesday 16th October 2012.  This is also World Food Day which raises awareness of Save the Children's campaign to help the millions of children going hungry in the world's poorest countries.  Children aged 11-13 race around a track in teams of 31.  Each child runs a 200m stretch six or seven times each, passing a baton to their team-mates.  Each team covers a total of 26.2 miles – a full Olympic marathon.  Their aim: to beat Patrick Makau's brand new world record marathon time of 2 hrs 3 mins and 38 seconds.

International results

1     Meru-Tharaka team (Meru, Kenya)    01:47:55
2     Dandora team (Nairobi, Kenya)     01:51:21
3     Chinhoyi team (Harare, Zimbabwe)    01:54:19
4     Thomas Tallis School (London, England)     01:55:13
5     Colegio Virgen de Europa (Madrid, Spain)     01:57:35 

World Marathon Challenge - Regional Winners 2012:

The AAA are awarding a silver salver to the top year 8 school team in each region.

North West – Wirral Grammar School for Boys 1:59:33
and Wirral Grammar School for Girls
North East – King Edward VI School, Morpeth 2:20:49
Yorkshire & Humberside – Huntcliffe School, Scunthorpe 1:59:49
West Midlands – Thomas Telford School, Telford 2:05:25
East Midlands – Tupton High School, Chesterfield 2:05:54
South West – Budmouth College, Weymouth 2:13:20
South East – Royal Alexandra & Albert School, Reigate 2:03:47
East – Lincroft Middle School, Bedford 2:04:44
– Thomas Tallis School, Blackheath 1:55:13
Wales – Ysgol Daviod Hughes, Llangefni 2:04:11
Scotland – Kelvinside Academy, Glasgow 2:04:11

Salvers were also awarded to:

Best All Girls Team – Ribston High School, Gloucester 2:09:37
Best Primary School 1500 Metre Challenge – Sheuchan Primary, Stranraer 0:03:49
and to Leamington AC and Hayden Bridge High School (Age 14 and over)


You can read 3 reports of the 2012 event on the England Athletics website: