Thank you for supporting our Reader Runners! We had a great time on Sunday (and a pretty exhausting one too…). Very big congratulations to Beth Bisbee, who joined one of our teams of Reader Runners and actually won the overall prize for fastest female (21 minutes)! What was the prize? £50 and a trophy. Nice.
However, there was some controversy surrounding two of our team members: one of them being me (as per), the other being Miss Sophie Povey who thinks she beat me. Here is what she had to say (in poetic form, obviously):
Niall thinks he beat me, but I beat Niall
When will he realise that I beat him by a mile?
I was raiding my goody bag whilst he was puffing round
Kissing my winning medal as ‘the winner’ I was crowned.
Well Niall’s not one to shy away from an 8 Mile style poem battle. Here’s what I replied:
Sophie seems to think her time, outstreches and outshines mine,
I told her that’s way out of line, don’t you know that frauds a crime?”
I breezed around in twenty-five, when Povey labored got twenty-eight.
It doesn’t take a genius, to spot how she was late, yes mate! Thank you, goodbye, I’m ggggggreat!
So there you have it, we’re all still alive: even Jen who said she was going to read aloud all the way, she actually did (poems from Michael Rosen’s, Quick Let’s Get Out of Here)! I can personally vouch for that (and well, I’m just as surprised as you!).
We don’t know yet what which of our three teams won – the official results aren’t in yet – we’ll let you know when we do!
A very BIG thank you to all the people who sponsored us to support our work reading with looked-after children. We have currently raised £427.50. if you haven’t had the chance to sponsor us yet (or were waiting for proof that we had done it!), our online sponsorship page is open until the end of next week and we are also waiting on some good old-fashioned paper sponsorship forms, so we’ll let you know the grand total soon. Thank you all! (We’re all off to rest our muscles now…)