Morgan continues half marathon prep with Conwy Parkrun triumph
February 6, 2020

A Sixth Form pupil continued his charity half marathon preparations with another strong showing at a regional event.

Morgan Kendall, a Year 12 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, finished first overall in a 5km Conwy Parkrun by clocking an impressive time of 18 minutes and 20 seconds.

This represents another notable achievement in adult competition for the pupil, who has registered for the Milton Keynes Half Marathon on May 3 in aid of Cancer Research UK.

This is the earliest he can compete at an event of this kind and coincides with his 17th birthday.

The keen runner is already working hard on his fitness levels after setting himself an initial target time of one hour, 35 minutes for his debut run.

Morgan has already raised more than £550 for the national charity so far and he will test his endurance at this weekend’s Nick Beer Memorial 10km race in Llandudno on Sunday, February 9.

A post on Morgan’s JustGiving page, read: “Running has been one of my biggest passions for a few years now and I always like to have a goal, whether it be a new PB or a milestone.

“On May 3, I turn 17 and it marks just over five years since my dad, Stuart Kendall, was diagnosed with cancer.

“As a result, I would like to run the Milton Keynes Half Marathon not only for him, not only for personal goals and ambitions but also for people who have or will have cancer in their lifetimes.”

Anyone wishing to donate to Morgan’s fundraising efforts can do so here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/morgankendall.