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Director of Studies Mrs Harding completes Royal Commando Challenge

Director of Studies Mrs Harding completes Royal Commando Challenge

A staff member at Rydal Penrhos successfully completed a gruelling event to raise money for two worthwhile charities.

Sally Harding, who holds the position of Director of Education at the school, was part of a team that took on the Royal Marines Commandos 10k endurance course, which was held earlier this month.

The popular figure was a member of the Ninja's Worriers team, and they were raising funds that will be distributed between the Royal Marines and the Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

Mrs Harding produced a fantastic effort to become the first woman over the line, and the team managed to raise a superb £2,864 after initially setting a target of £1,750.

More than 1,000 braved the Royal Marines’ own endurance training course, something usually reserved for the recruits to earn their coveted Green Beret.

Entrants tackled a 5k or 10k course, tackled underwater and muddy obstacles; the submersed sheep dip, tunnels, mud and a stream wades.

Caroline Creer, Royal Marines Commando Challenge spokeswoman, said: “We were probably one of the few events taking place over that weekend that weren’t too worried about the weather, as it just made the mud muddier. “

“Although we are unable to say at the moment how much was raised, it was a record year, not only for entrants, but for those who were raising funds to support our two charities. Thank you to everyone who took part.”

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