This was the first Aquathon run at Charterhouse with a 200m swim followed by a 2.5 km run to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young, for the “James McGowan Memorial Fund”.
It would have been great if more students had participated because those who did, loved it and want to do it again. It was lovely having my two grandson’s, James’ nephews, Maximilian and Nicholas Basirov aged 8 and 6, taking part in memory of James. They both completed the swim and run.
The swim part ran smoothly with heats of two swimmers per lane after which we went outside after the participants changed into running gear and attached their numbers. We ran the run in heats as well but could possibly do a mass start next time. The course was one lap around the stunning playing fields and golf course of Charterhouse on a beautiful sunny afternoon.
As the runners came in their numbers were placed in a box for a prize draw and each participant was given a badge from C-R-Y. The brownies donated by Elior Catering were much appreciated by the students!
Medals with the C-R-Y logo were presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place getters in each category.
I would like to thank C-R-Y, The Racquet Shop and Charterhouse Club for donating prizes. With the entry fees still to be added to the amount donated by parents it looks as if the final amount will be close to £8000 which is amazing. My initial target was £1000!
Hopefully I can organise another Aquathon fundraiser next year.