Long Meadow teachers win Silverstone GP

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Teachers and parents, not students, put themselves to the test last weekend as they raced against one another at the Silverstone 10k Grand Prix.

Held on the famous F1 circuit, more than 100 entries from 10 schools around Milton Keynes signed up.

And it was Long Meadow School in Shenley Brook End who came out on top, landing the winners trophy.

First runner home was Long Meadow dad, Mark Murrell, with a time of 40m42s.

The prize for the fastest teacher in MK went to Emily James (pictured), also from Long Meadow, with a time of 44m23s.

Rickley Park Governor, Steve Burdett, picked up the fastest governor prize, coming home in 52.08.

Long Meadow Deputy Headteacher David Morley said: We are enormously proud of our team.

“Whilst we had some strong and experienced runners, our team was made up of many members who had never entered a 10k before.

“Lots of them are already talking about next year and how they can improve their training regimes!”

It is hoped that the schools race will become an annual event with even more establishments entering a team next year.

Primary schools who are can express an interest in taking part by contacting: juniors@silsonjoggers.org.uk