Nearly 800 students took part in a ten mile race yesterday to raise money for charity.

The Harrow School pupils ran the 25th annual Long Ducker Race to raise money for disability charity, Livability.

Most of the students ran from Hyde Park to Harrow School, in High Street.

However, 100 of the most athletic students ran 20 miles from Hyde Park to Harrow and back again.

To mark the 25th anniversary of the race the students were joined by a number of Old Harrovians who joined in to help raise as much money as possible.

As they crossed the finish line the runners were presented with medals by Nicholas Edmund Antony Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftsbury.

The school will be supporting Livability all year and hopes to raise £100,000 for the charity which campaigns for the rights of disabled people.

The charity works with adults and children of all ages with physical and learning disabilities, helping them to lead full, independent lives and maximise their own potential.

Rev James Power, Harrow School's Anglican Chaplain, said: "Over the past 25 years Long Ducker has grown from relatively modest beginnings into one that involves the whole Harrow community - boys, masters and support staff, governors, parents and grandparents, Old Harrovians and friends - with the result that it raises significant sums of money for charity.

“We hope this year to celebrate our silver jubilee by raising over £100,000.

“Livability is a worthy recipient of these funds in a year when we have been challenged by the achievements of those with disabilities in the Paralympics.

We hope that the proceeds from this year's Long Ducker will extend opportunities for the fullest possible life to many more who live with disability.”