Paula Radcliffe visits Cheam
It was with great excitement that the Cheam children met Paula Radcliffe, MBE and women's world record holder in the marathon.
The three-time winner of the London Marathon, three-time New York Marathon champion and former world champion in the World Cross Country and World Half Marathon Championships ran with every class, much to their amusement. Paula then greeted athletes from Team Kennett and Head Coach, Nick Bull and some lucky runners joined a mass group from the school on a fun 3.5k jog around the spacious Cheam grounds. Paula still had time to host an informative Q&A session for the Year 7 and 8 Girls' Athletics Team who recently became National Cross Country Champions. Paula came for the day and never tired of 'selfies'. Her irrepressible smile, her energy and selfless charisma warmed us all! What a great ambassadorial heroine she is of the sport.