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Seren yr Wythnos/Achiever of the Week

 

 

 Alfie Rees, year 8

 

 

                                               

 

 

 

Well done, Alfie! For many years Alfie has been a keen sportsman, participating in many long distance and ultra-marathon events in order to keep himself fit and healthy.  Most recently, Alfie and his dad chose to run a 31-mile ultra-marathon event in memory of their Uncle Ray, and to raise funds for the Paul Popham Fund – raising funds for Renal units in Wales. To date Alfie has managed to raise £850 for the Renal Unit at Glangwili, with donations still being received. What an achievement! 

Alfie completed his marathon in 6 hours, 32 minutes and 40 seconds. Wow! He started and finished at Llanelli Leisure Centre. The first part of the route involved running from the Leisure Centre along the coastal path to Pembrey and back again.  The next stage took Alfie past the old Mynydd Mawr Railway Line in Cynheidre, before reaching Tumble, and finally returning to Llanelli to complete his challenge. 

Alfie reported that he was nervous building up to this huge event, with the last 3 miles proving the most challenging. He did it though, keeping his Uncle Ray’s memory as his determination to complete the course. At the end of the challenge, Alfie was looking forward to a whole range of treats to eat but was so exhausted that he fell asleep!  We have been reliably informed that he made up for missing his food the next day, enjoying many tasty dishes.  Deservedly so too!  

Anna Powell, Children and Youth Community Engagement Officer for the Paul Popham Charity stated, ‘It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Alfie and the Rees family. I am in awe of Alfie completing an Ultra-Marathon at the age of 12.  The majority of adults would not even attempt it. Uncle Ray would be so proud of his achievement and what a positive way to remember him and celebrate his life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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