A Public Services student from Deeside College has successfully completed one of the UK’s toughest marathons. On October 24 th , Andrew Edwards from Connah’s Quay took his place in the 27 th Snowdonia Marathon to raise funds for the college’s chosen charity this year PAPYRUS.
Andrew covered 26.2 miles of Wales’s most breathtaking scenery in 4 hours 12 minutes in the process raising over £160 for the charity which looks to prevent suicide in young people and promote mental health and emotional wellbeing. Andrew said: “I’d never undertaken a full marathon before and some people might think I’m mad for taking on the Snowdonia Marathon for my first as it’s considered one of the hardest in the UK. The feeling of achievement you get is unbelievable; knowing that all my hard training had paid off in the final few miles was very rewarding. I’m also delighted that I’ve been able to raise funds for such a worthy cause in PAPYRUS.”
Anne Parry, Chair of PAPYRUS added: “Everyone involved with PAPYRUS would like to congratulate Andrew on his magnificent achievement. We have been Deeside College’s chosen charity for just over a month now and we have already been blown away by the efforts of students and staff.”