Ethan’s on his marks with Leeds charity dash

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He’s been ranked as one of the fastest young runners in the country.

And 12-year-old Ethan Hussey is set to get on his marks ahead of this year’s Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash 2015.

Youngsters sprint along Wellington Street at the start of last year's  junior Leeds Abbey Dash

Youngsters sprint along Wellington Street at the start of last year's junior Leeds Abbey Dash

The youngster, who trains with Leeds City, will be taking part in the junior race.

But young runners will have to be quick to snap up a place when entries for the race close on Friday.

Ethan was ranked number one in the country at the start of last year in the over 800 metres category and has featured in the top five since he started running four years ago.

His proud father Kevin, who lives in Wortley, said: “I was a runner many years ago and his sister Ciara is an international runner as well so that started his interest.

“I’m really proud of him but we’re not putting any pressure on him.

“As long as he has a smile on his face that’s the main thing.”

And he will also have a special guest to see him cross the finish line when his grandmother flies over from Trinidad.

Kevin added: “It will be the first time she has seen him running.”

The YEP-backed Leeds Abbey Dash raises vital funds for the charity to help support millions of older people across the country - and right here in Leeds.

It follows a 10k route through Leeds city centre.

The 2k event for is suitable for youngsters aged between eight and 15 years old.

The registration fee is £24 for the adult race and £8 for the junior race.

To sign up to take part in the event, visit www.ageuk.org.uk/dash.

For any enquiries about the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash, e-mail 10k@ageuk.org.uk or call the Dash hotline on 0800 169 8787.

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