Ipswich High School for Girls targets £10,000 fundraiser for Ipswich Hospital Woolverstone Wing

Pupils at Ipswich High School for Girls taking part in the extreme triathlon to raise money for Ipsw

Pupils at Ipswich High School for Girls taking part in the extreme triathlon to raise money for Ipswich Hospital's Woolverstone Wing - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of pupils from Ipswich High School for Girls took part in an extreme triathlon challenge as part of the school’s drive to raise £10,000 for the Woolverstone Wing at Ipswich Hospital.

Pupils at Ipswich High School for Girls taking part in the extreme triathlon to raise money for Ipsw

Pupils at Ipswich High School for Girls taking part in the extreme triathlon to raise money for Ipswich Hospital's Woolverstone Wing - Credit: Archant

Every pupil in the school had a go at the three triathlon events, and collectively they ran an impressive 1,500 miles ran, swam 19 nautical miles and cycled 874 miles.

Jane Fison, the school’s director of sport said: “This was a fantastic event which allowed every girl in the school to be involved no matter their age or ability.

Pupils at Ipswich High School for Girls taking part in the extreme triathlon to raise money for Ipsw

Pupils at Ipswich High School for Girls taking part in the extreme triathlon to raise money for Ipswich Hospital's Woolverstone Wing - Credit: Archant

“Younger girls swam in our pool with floats or unaided, covered shorter distances on their bikes, scooters or tricycles and ran with great determination around the school.

“Our older girls were able to choose the distances they completed up to our ‘Iron Woman’ event which covered 200m in the pool, a 5km run and a 10km bike ride. It was a great day.”


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