A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy became the latest addition to a family of runners after he completed his first race on Sunday.
Jack Prentis, of Downview Road, Worthing, took part in the children’s “mini mile” in Brighton – his first organised race – running a time of nine minutes 47 seconds, with his proud family running along the sidelines.
Jack’s mum Aimee, 27, said she “couldn’t have been prouder” of her son. She said: “It was a very emotional day – there were lots of tears. Jack was a bit nervous but he’s really chuffed with himself, he hasn’t taken off his medal yet! We are also really chuffed, as we are a family of runners – my mum Sue helped him train for this race, and I am thrilled he has taken to it like the rest of us have.”
Aimee will also be running the London Marathon this Sunday, raising money for the owl class at Palatine Primary School in Worthing.
She said: “My mum and Jack will be coming to cheer me on, which I am so grateful for – they really spur you on when you need it. It is the second time I will be running the London Marathon and I’m looking to hit my target of five hours.”
Together with sponsorship from Jack’s race, Aimee has raised £500 for the school, where she works as a supervisor.
To sponsor Aimee and Jack, donate to Palatine School directly or email firstname.lastname@example.org