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Teacher’s Running Challenge for Uganda

English teacher Louise Cory is taking part in a 10k race to help raise funds to buy books for a Ugandan Library.

Mrs Cory, who took up running in January and trains with Corby Athletics Club, is taking on the running challenge in aid of this year’s trip to the Discovery Centre in Uganda.

She will run the Leicester Big 10km in Abbey Park on Sunday, April 1st.

Students Klaudia Chalubinska and Ellie-Mae Moore are attending an education conference with teacher Kim Isaksen in October  and the team want to buy more books to supplement the shelves of the library that last year’s team established.

Miss Cory said: “‘This started as a personal challenge to lose weight and get fit following some dodgy holiday snaps last August.  I joined the CAC Beginners Group in January and we have been coached by the fantastic, Kym Wheeler.  Back in January, I struggled to run for more than a few minutes without needing to stop to catch my breath. 

“The commitment to raise sponsorship for The Discovery Centre has kept me focused and on track with my training, and I am actually looking forward to the race next Sunday, which I anticipate should take me just over the hour and YES, I will be running none stop!’

Mrs Cory will be joined by Year 11 student Amber Garratt on the sponsored run.

Anyone who would like to sponsor Miss Cory and Amber can do so by cheque. This should made out to Corby Business Academy and handed to student reception.