Three accounting students from Sussex Downs College took part in the Beachy Head Marathon in memory of teacher Tracy Feist.
James Atherton, Ben Kidman and Nawid Raouf, who all study accounting, raised £300 for Cancer Research in memory Tracy, a business teacher at Sussex Downs College who sadly lost her battle against cancer earlier this year.
The students were joined in the gruelling 26.2-mile race by Sam Alvarez, course leader for business, and retired local business owner Brian Winn.
Sam said, “The students were absolute stars and a huge credit to the college. I felt enormously privileged to spend 8.5 hours with them and enjoyed their company immensely.
“We had lots of highs and lows along the way and experienced a whole range of challenges including blisters, cramp, back ache, sore hips and shattered ankles.
“But the boys were amazing and dug deep into their mental energy; they proved to themselves that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.”
Nawid added, “I’m so glad I completed this marathon and that I did so with four other wonderful people which made the time fly by. I’m also chuffed that I finally earned my first ever medal, which is another accomplishment in itself.”
The Beachy Head Marathon took place last month and is one of the toughest events on the running calendar due to the hills and terrain it features.