DEDICATED headteacher Sue Pye-Beraet is on the run - as she takes on the challenge of covering 80 miles in 10 different races in just four months.

It is all part of a fund raising challenge to raise money for improvements to the library at her school - Kings Court First in Ashbrook Road, Old Windsor.

Everyone is involved. Pupils will be taking part in a sponsored run of their own next Friday, running round the school field and they are also invited to the Savill Garden Park on Sunday, March 2 to do the two kilometre park run.

Mrs Pye-Beraet has already done the London 10k Winter Run and Upton Park 5k run.

Now she still had to do the Egham and Thorpe half marathon, another Upton Park Run, the Reading half marathon, the Richmond 10k, the Easter 10k at Maidenhead, the Beaconsfield 5k, Shinfield 10k and the Edinburgh half marathon.

She said: "'Even though I love to run, it will be challenging to complete so many races over a short period of time. Although, I am sure you will agree it is for a very worthy cause."

The creators of the National Curriculum would approve. The document which had to be adhered to by every school says 'It is essential that we give our children every opportunity to read. Reading unlocks a world of fantasy and adventure for children to enjoy and we need to ensure that all children ‘develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information'.