Truro School Sixth Form student Jonny Innes has been busy getting interviewed by the media this week as he became this year’s youngest London Marathon runner.
Jonny turned 18 on the day of the marathon and, unlike most teenagers, decided to run 26 miles for charity instead of having a party.
Running for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), Jonny hopes to raise a total of £2000.
“I chose to run for NSPCC because I’ve had quite a fortunate childhood and I know not everyone has been as lucky as me so I’d like to give something back.” Jonny said.
The Sixth Former is a regular participant in the school’s Duke of Edinburgh event, regularly hiking in Bodmin and Dartmoor. He has also been up the Himalayas for five weeks on a special excursion!
Leading up to the event Jonny had a rigorous training regime up to four times a week.
In an interview with the press he said:
“I just enjoy the challenge. It’s something to train for and look forward. The feel-good factor at the end when you complete it is amazing. And if you’re raising money you’re making a positive contributions to something, which is great.”
Jonny now plans to have a gap year after his final A level exams, followed by studying Product Design at Cardiff University the year after.
You can donate to Jonny’s chosen charity online via his Just Giving page.