While last year’s run had to be postponed, many events in 2021 were held remotely. However the school decided that it was in a position to organise a small, socially distanced event.
Thirty staff, students and friends of the school met on Sunday morning and set off on the fun run from school and headed out along the Greenway - with a much needed water stop at the turnaround point near Primrose Lane.
First home was deputy director of the sixth form, Sam Ellis, setting a blistering pace, covering the 6km course and ringing the finish bell on the line in a time of 27 minutes and 38 seconds, with the rest of the participants arriving back within 50 minutes.
Organiser and deputy headteacher, Richard Tipler, said: “It was a fantastic event, and a fitting tribute for our much loved and dearly missed former student, Jo.
“Staff at Heckmondwike always rise to a challenge and it was great to have everyone come together, albeit briefly for the photo, to run in a socially distanced event.
“I am sure Jo would have approved. An amazing effort from everyone involved.”