Written by Year 10 work experience Paige
In an interview with 12 year old Lewis from Malet Lambert, he told us that he has done a staggering 204 runs at East Park. Lewis is part of an athletics club called “10 to teens from Fit Mums”.
We are incredibly pleased of such an athletic pupil that will hopefully be taking part in this year’s Sports Day as there will be many challenges that many pupils will enjoy.
We also asked if he did any other sports and his response was “I do shot put, javelin and an 8 minute endurance run”.
Further interviewing Lewis we found out that his mother, father and aunt got him into running and sports as they said to him that it was fun.
To keep up with his family and friends Lewis attends every weekend for the park run in East Park at 9:00am, he also attends his other clubs on Tuesdays.
Lewis’ fastest recorded run was 22:27 from a 3.1 mile run, his inspirational words were “Just to enjoy it and try beat your personal best!”
Lewis has been doing the runs in East Park for so long he was able to tell us the rewards for hitting a certain number of runs.
From what we were told, if you hit 10 runs you’ll be rewarded with a white t-shirt saying “10 runs”, hit 50 and you’ll be rewarded with a red t-shirt, 100 and a black one will be given and finally if you hit 250 a dark green t-shirt will be rewarded.
At the end of this year to the beginning of next year Lewis’ goal is to hit 250 runs, we asked why he runs and he responded with “I just enjoy it”.
We are extremely proud of his achievements and hope he carries on doing what he loves most.