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Bishop's Stortford College teachers take on at-home Ironman relay challenge to raise over £1,000 for Transforming Lives for Good

Three Bishop's Stortford College teachers have raised over £1,000 for charity with their take on an Ironman relay.

Angelo Crolla, Oliver Murley and Lucie Michell, who all work in the senior school at the Maze Green Road campus, decided to take on the lockdown challenge for Transforming Lives for Good.

And the trio, who called themselves BSCIronClan, surpassed their fundraising target thanks to donations from pupils, parents and colleagues.

A regular Ironman consists of a 2.4-mile swim and 112-mile cycle followed by running a marathon.

The teachers adapted the event – including taking out the swimming element – using a combination of indoor and outdoor exercise.

Mr Crolla, who teaches maths, went for an 80km cycle followed by a 10km run while English teacher Mr Murley opted for 50km on the bike and 20km on foot.

Miss Michell, who teaches geography, added to their efforts with a 64km cycle and an 18km run. All three added a little extra to their runs to make up for not being able to do the swimming section.

Mr Crolla completed his events in 5hr 20min, Mr Murley took 3:45 and Miss Michell finished in 3:10, giving a team total of 169 miles covered in 12:15.

The £1,100 raised so far will help Transforming Lives for Good, which is the school's charity of the year for 2019-20, continue to support the most vulnerable children in society.

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