Andrew Taylor, a 27 year old Music teacher from Dundee, ran more than 26 miles from his home, to Brechin High School in Angus, Scotland, spent the day helping his students with their exam preparations and then ran home again.
The commute wasn’t just an extreme, keep fit exercise – it was to help fund a school trip that will teach pupils about the Rwandan genocide. The school is hoping to raise £16,000 to send 10 pupils to the country in central Africa.
The students will meet many of those who were affected by the 1994 Rwandan genocide in which more than 800,000 people are thought to have been killed in only 100 days.
Taylor said: “It is important that young people learn about the history behind it so something like it can never happen again.”
Taylor’s target was to raise £800, but has double marathon has netted more than £1,000 in donations so far.
Although Taylor has only been running seriously for three years, he felt he needed to do something spectacular to raise some funds. “I wanted to do something different. I wanted to do something excessive to raise money for the trip.”
He estimates that it will take two weeks to recover from his 84 Kilometre run.
He was joined on the final part of his journey home by his colleagues from the Dundee Roadrunners club.
“In the morning the adrenaline pushed me through. Then at school the pupils appreciated what I was doing and asked questions about it,” he said.
“The way back was the hardest. There are a couple of big hills on the route home”.