Newton Abbot College’s team leader of modern languages, Hannah Brown completed the Ashford’s Great West Run, on October 16, to raise money for the college’s chosen charity for the academic year – Torbay Hospital’s special care baby unit.

Running the half marathon in one minute over two hours, Hannah’s time reflected the months of training she underwent, resulting in a fundraising total of £100 for the charity.

The 13.1-mile run was more than just a charitable exercise.

‘Newton Abbot College has a strong history of fundraising,’ said Hannah.

‘I not only wanted to raise money myself, but I wanted to show my tutor group that anything is possible if you set your mind to it.

‘Committing to a long-term goal that pushes you physically and mentally is an incredibly worthwhile exercise and it is important that students engage and learn about charitable donation and the needs of their wider community.

‘I have thrown down the gauntlet for the year – if I can raise £100, they all have to come together to fundraise the same amount, or even more!’

Newton Abbot College’s target is to raise £10,000 for the special care baby unit in the academic year.