On Sunday 13th June, a group of pupils and teachers set off from Ellesmere College with the objective of reaching the summit of Mount Snowdon in under 12 hours. The aim is to raise as much money as possible in aid of The Chernobyl Continuity Charity. This charity is designed to help children over the age of 16 affected by the 1986 disaster, who do not benefit from any other official aid as most charities only bring over to Britain the younger children.

The ten runners and two cyclists left the school at 4am and intended to reach the summit by 4pm. They ran in pairs and complete three legs of about 4 miles at time.  Despite the blistering heat the team completed the event in just over 13 hours.

This will be the third charity run in aid of this charity, which was the idea of former pupil Rory McCarthy and teacher Nick Blake. The first took place in 1999 and the team then, reached the summit in just under 13 hours. In 2000, they reached the base of Snowdon, but the attempt had to be stopped due to heat exhaustion of the runners. The last attempt in 2002 again was unsuccessful as bad weather prevent the runners continuing up to the summit, much to the disappointment of those involved as they were so close to completing their goal.

Taking part in this years event was pupils Oliver Chillcott Mark Dean, Daniel Romberg, Oliver Swift and Matthew Yarwood; Gap Students Ferris Stone and Hayden Wadhams and teachers Nick Blake, Ranjit Chatterjee, Tim Dallman and Ros McCarthy

11th June 2004  Back to News