Marathon man David gears up for challenge!

Scalby School Head Teacher David Read (left) and student David Sessions, who will both be running a half-marathon to raise money for Ellie's Fund.'121015b. Picture Kevin Allen.'06/03/12.
Scalby School Head Teacher David Read (left) and student David Sessions, who will both be running a half-marathon to raise money for Ellie's Fund.'121015b. Picture Kevin Allen.'06/03/12.

A SCARBOROUGH student is set to pound the pavements in a gruelling charity half-marathon.

David Sessions, a Year 11 pupil at Scalby School, is embarking on the tough challenge to raise money for Ellie’s Fund.

The charity was set up in memory of 14-year-old former Scalby School student Ellie Othick-Bowmaker, who passed away in 2010 after a brave battle against a brain tumour.

David, who hopes to raise £2,000 for the charity, will be joined on his marathon effort by Scalby School headteacher David Read and fellow pupils and teachers, who will run part of the route.

Mr Read has been using his experience as a former runner to organise David’s training.

The run will start at Ravenscar Tea Rooms and finish at Scarborough Spa.

It is set to take place on Saturday, March 24, from 10am.

David said he was committed to helping the charity after similar deeds last year.

He added: “I really enjoy organising and planning events like this, such as my Valentine’s cupcake sale in aid of Ellie’s Fund last year. I would like to carry on doing things like this in the future.”

Anyone who would like to sponsor David can do so by logging on to www.charitygiving.co.uk/whitbytoscarborough. Alternatively, people can send a cheque payable to Scalby School, Fieldstead Crescent, Newby YO12 6TH.