Two intrepid pupils from King’s College recently completed the Jurassic Coast Mighty Hike, raising an impressive £600 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The Jurassic Coast walk is part of Macmillan’s ‘Mighty Hikes’, a series of one-day hiking marathons across the UK.
Archie and Millie, along with their parents and older brother Hugo, a former King’s pupil, completed the 22-mile walk from Weymouth to Dorset last month.
To prepare for the event, the siblings began their training with the school’s annual Ten Tors challenge, in which they were required to hike between 35-55 miles across Dartmoor.
Reflecting on the experience, Archie said: “Ten Tors helped me to prepare for the challenge as it gave me experience of walking long distances. Rugby training and gym work has also helped me to improve my fitness.”
“I felt overwhelmed when we finished. Seeing everyone clap when we arrived made us realise how far we had come.”