Royal Hospital pupils become school’s first to complete London Marathon

Nathan Mellors, left, and Kieran Farrer after completing the London Marathon. Picture: DAVINA FARRER

Nathan Mellors, left, and Kieran Farrer after completing the London Marathon. Picture: DAVINA FARRER - Credit: Davina Farrer

Two pupils from the Royal Hospital School have raised more than £2,300 for a children’s charity Whizz-Kidz after taking on the London Marathon.

Royal Hospital School pupils Nathan Mellors, behind, and Kieran Farrer during the London Marathon. P

Royal Hospital School pupils Nathan Mellors, behind, and Kieran Farrer during the London Marathon. Picture: DAVINA FARRER - Credit: Davina Farrer

Kieran Farrer and Nathan Mellors took part in the event last month and have become the first pupils at the Holbrook-based school to complete the feat.

The two runners raced side-by-side in temperatures peaking at 24.1 degrees Celsius up until mile 17 when Nathan started to feel the effects of the record-breaking heat.

He told Kieran, who still looked comfortable, to continue at his own pace.

Kieran finished the race in 4 hours 49 minutes and Nathan persevered to cross the line in 5 hours 38 minutes.

Whizz-Kidz helps disabled children across the UK to become confident and independent young adults by providing mobility equipment, skills training and opportunities to have fun.

To donate, visit https://whizz-kidz-london-marathon18.everydayhero.com/uk/nathan-and-kieran