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Monday, 21 May 2012
Year 10 Girls' Division pupil, Eleanor Harding, ran the BUPA
Manchester 10k run, raising over £1000 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma
Research, despite being mid-way through an 18 month maintenance
chemo regime herself.
Eleanor ran the 10k in just 49 minutes, along with her parents
and brother who supported her along the way. Since last year,
Eleanor has moved from intensive chemo to a maintenance regime and
has been working hard to regain her fitness. With the help of her
gym, Virgin Active in Bolton, she has been following a programme to
build up her strength and this, along with training with her dad,
resulted in Eleanor being able to complete the run in a fantastic
time without stopping.
Eleanor said: "I'm really proud that I managed to finish the run
without stopping and that I've been able to raise money for the
charity that helped me. This time last year I never would have
thought I could do it as I was in a wheelchair a lot of the
Miss Sue Hincks, Headmistress of Bolton School Girls' Division
said: "All the pupils and staff at Bolton School are amazed and
inspired by what Eleanor has achieved, not just in this race but in
every aspect of school life, in which she plays a huge part. Her
Form Tutor, Mrs Elaine Hayes, has kept the Common Room informed
about all of Eleanor's successes and we are delighted with her
Eleanor chose to raise money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma
Research, as their research has meant tremendous strides in
Leukaemia treatment which has had a direct impact on Eleanor.
Last year four of her school friends, Mellissa Pye, Jessica
Unsworth, Georgina Wallis and Abbie Palmer, ran the 10 k for the
same charity, while Eleanor was undergoing treatment.
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