STAFF from a Bromsgrove school have walked, cycled or ran more than SIX marathons between them to raise hundreds of pounds for the NHS during the coronavirus crisis.

Workers at St John’s Middle School, in Watt Close, have raised £700 and counting for the Worcestershire Acute NHS Trust with their ‘isolation marathon’.

The initial target was to complete one marathon – 26.2 miles – between them but that goal was quickly passed so the St John’s staff kept going.

Assistant head of PE Matthew Cowdery said: “It started as a way to keep the staff active and social while also raising money to support our amazing NHS.

“Each member of staff was asked to walk, cycle or run for 30 minutes and track the distance they covered. One person even tracked their horse ride!

“Over the course of the last two weeks we have had 50 staff take part, from the headteacher and SLT (senior leadership team) to teachers to office staff, teaching assistants and many more.

“Some staff have been isolating due to underlying health issues so completed theirs on exercise bikes or by running around the garden.

“We managed to complete an amazing 148.90 miles which is approaching six marathons.”

St John’s is now planning to expand the project to include pupils to increase the distance and raise more funds for the health service.