Teacher’s marathon effort for charity cash

From left, Ella Rose, five, Emily Rose, five, and Louise Rose, 13. The Sir William Dupree & Phyllis Loe Chess Tournament, taking place at Portsmouth High School in April, is aimed at young people of all ages.

CAPTION: From left, Ella and Emily Rose, five, and Louise Rose, 13.

Battle of intellect for the 2017 chess title

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A TEACHER completed the London Marathon for the first time this year to raise more than £2,500 for some of the poorest people in the world.

Mugeni Sumba, 39, who teaches at Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville, joined more than 35,000 runners in the world-famous event on raising money for the Catholic aid agency Cafod.

Despite having an injury during his training, Mugeni completed the London Marathon in three hours and four minutes and was the first Cafod runner to pass the finish line.

Mugeni said: ‘I’m really pleased with my time. I’m over the moon. I was aiming for less than four hours, so just over three hours feels good.”

Mugeni, who has previously run the Great South Run, decided to set himself the challenge of completing the London Marathon to mark his 40th birthday in May.

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