King’s Lynn teacher’s run to school to ‘inspire the children’

Andy Bazeley-Smith, assistant head teacher at Gaywood Community Primary School, ran from Hunstanton to Gaywood before school as part of the 401 challenge. ANL-160710-132231001
Andy Bazeley-Smith, assistant head teacher at Gaywood Community Primary School, ran from Hunstanton to Gaywood before school as part of the 401 challenge. ANL-160710-132231001

The assistant head teacher of a Lynn school has run almost 25 kilometres to work to support anti-bullying charities.

On Friday, Andy Bazeley-Smith set off from his home in Hunstanton at 6.10am and was greeted by the children at Gaywood Community Primary School on his arrival at 8.40am.

Mr Bazeley-Smith said: “It was a bit more emotional than I thought it would be.”

He completed the run as part of the 401 Challenge, set up by Ben Smith who has completed 401 marathon in 401 days for charity, to support the charities but also to “inspire the kids to try things out that might be difficult”.

Mr Bazeley-Smith said: “I did it to say to the children ‘if you put your mind to it, you can do it too’.”

A spokesman for the school said: “We are all very proud of Mr Bazeley-Smith.”

Photo: SUBMITTED