Carrickfergus College year 14 pupil Ben McCaughran first took up an interest for running at school participating in cross country with PE Teacher Miss Davies. He was then introduced to the local Parkrun by another College teacher, Mr Daniels which he still attends and is soon to complete his 100th Parkrun.
His passion for running advanced and he decided to join a local running club in October 2016 where he trains with them twice a week and started completing 10k runs with them. He first ran in the Belfast city marathon in the men’s relay team in May 2017. By September 2017 he completed the Belfast City half marathon.
Now that he has turned 18 in April this year he was able to participate in the full marathon which he completed on 07th May 18. All at the College are very proud of Ben’s achievements.