Superstar pupil, nine, completes 37km challenge

SPORTS FAN: St Margaret's Prep School pupil Elliott Wade
SPORTS FAN: St Margaret's Prep School pupil Elliott Wade

A Gosfield pupil has raised an incredible £1,000 in his very own quadathlon.

Elliott Wade, nine, came up with the idea following a conversation with his dad about charities and how he could help other people.

Elliott chose to raise money for Sport Relief and began asking friends and family if they would sponsor him.

His challenge included a 30km cycle, a 5km run, a 1km scooter push and a 1km football dribble – a journey that took him and his dad through the villages of Alphamstone, Pebmarsh, Bulmer, Sudbury and Lamarsh, before finishing at Bures football pitch.

Elliott was pleased with his efforts and glad he could raise so much money for charity.

“My school, St Margaret’s Prep, is helping Sport Relief this year so I chose the same charity,” he said.

“I’ve been training since Christmas and I was really looking forward to completing the quadathlon.

“My dad and I were both very tired at the end of the day and my legs are still aching.

“I’m so pleased to have raised £1,000, and I’d like to thank everyone who sponsored me.”

School principal Elaine Powling added: “We are all very proud of Elliott – he has really inspired us to raise lots more money for Sport Relief on our charity day later this term.”