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Woodlawn students enter half marathon to help Camp Quality

KEEN TO GO: Sam Collins, Rhianna Rudgley, Claudia Piggott, Ruby Wallen, James Dowling, Mary Dibley, Elke Jansen and Brooke Roach. Absent: Clayton Johnson. The students are participating in the Gold Coast half marathon on July 6 to raise money for Camp Quality.
KEEN TO GO: Sam Collins, Rhianna Rudgley, Claudia Piggott, Ruby Wallen, James Dowling, Mary Dibley, Elke Jansen and Brooke Roach. Absent: Clayton Johnson. The students are participating in the Gold Coast half marathon on July 6 to raise money for Camp Quality. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

A GROUP of students from St John's College, Woodlawn is pounding the pavement for a good cause.

On July 6 they will run 21km in the Gold Coast half marathon in a fundraising mission for Camp Quality, the charity dedicated to creating a better life for children living with cancer.

The nine Year 12 students came to PE teacher Jo Scotcher at the beginning of the year with the idea, Ms Scotcher said.

"They wanted to do something a little bit different for their last year of school, and to do something for charity," she said.

The students have been training every Wednesday with Ms Scotcher for three months now, and so far, she said, they've been doing well.They also train during their own time using a program Ms Scotcher created for them.

"Some have always been quite good runners and others that are challenging themselves," she said.

She's introduced the students to speed work, a style of running they've never used before, and taught them about pace, hydration and fuelling.

"Running is my passion, and they've been really into it, so it's a win-win for everyone," Ms Scotcher said.

The students have been motivated by the idea of raising money for a meaningful charity as well, Ms Scotcher said.

"I think it (Camp Quality) is a charity that's quite close to many of the kids' hearts," she said.

"Being kids themselves they know they're really lucky to be healthy."

The students will be joined in the half marathon by staff and family members, creating a group of about 20 locals.

So far they've raised almost $1000 through selling chocolates and using an online fundraising page.

Topics:  camp quality gold coast marathon st john's college woodlawn



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