The Jimmy Higham Run – ‘Wellington at its Best’

On Sunday 9th September, 1500 students, staff, parents and members of the local community gathered for the Welling10k Race with Soul 2018.

This annual event is held in memory of Jimmy Higham, a young Wellington teacher who lost his battle with cancer in 2010, aged just 26. All proceeds from Sunday’s run will go to support the Jimmy Higham Bursary Fund, which supports talented sportsmen and sportswomen. In the words of the Master, Julian Thomas, this great tradition is ‘Wellington at its best: inclusive, enthusiastic and fun.’

From serious runners, to joggers, to dog-walkers in fancy-dress, the 5K and 10K races see participants weave their way through the grounds of the College, cheered on by beaming marshals and energised by a vibrant, colourful crowd.

Adele Brown, who organises the event in memory of her former colleague, commented: ‘The Jimmy Higham Run is growing each year and both Jimmy’s name and the Bursary Fund is still very much part of the Wellington community. The support from the pupils blows me away every year, especially now that this generation of pupils only knows Jimmy Higham by name.’

One thing’s for sure: this race got soul!

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