World-record holder Jamie is keynote speaker at Hartpury

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Adventureman Jamie McDonald had inspirational words for students as the keynote speaker at Hartpury College’s annual Prize Day.

The showpiece event, held in the Equine Arena at Hartpury, celebrates the many achievements of A-level and diploma students at the Ofsted Outstanding education provider over the past 12 months.

While some of the students will be leaving Hartpury to pursue their ambitions, others will be continuing their studies at Hartpury University, which offers a range of degrees and higher education diplomas.

Jamie is well known for conquering a long list of formidable challenges, including this year when he set a new world record after running 524.4 miles on a treadmill in seven days.

He raised more than £50,000 in the process for his Superhero Foundation to support children around the world.

In 2012, Jamie bought a second-hand bike and decided to cycle the 14,000 miles from Bangkok to his home town of Gloucester.

In 2014, he became the first person in history to run the 5,000 miles – equivalent to 200 marathons – from coast to coast in Canada without the aid of a support crew.

Jamie told the Prize Day audience: “When you find your next adventure, or if you know what it is, just go for it and just find it within you because you have no idea of your potential.

“You are the future for us. Well done, and do the best you can to find the super hero within you.”

Picture: Jamie McDonald on stage at Hartpury's annual Prize Day

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