Wellington College has won £1,000 for having the largest number of participants from any school involved in the Marathon. This year, we had 280 pupils and staff involved, which is a fantastic achievement. Part of the cash prize will be spent on a permanent memorial for Sarah Booth, whose Year 14 classmates have been involved in the Marathon for three years.

The prize-giving ceremony was attended by Ms Cochrane, Miss Foster, Mr McFarland and Year 14 students Lauren Moore, Matthew McCaw and Conor Clegg. They are all pictured here with Danny O’Connor from the Belfast City Marathon.