Marathon Mark gets super support

Outwood Academy Portland PE teacher Mark Wolverson ran from his home in Doncaster to the Acaademy in Worksop to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer and the British Heart Foundation as he prepares to run the Edinburgh Marathon in May for the charities. Joining Mark on the last leg was pupil Leon Loftus
Outwood Academy Portland PE teacher Mark Wolverson ran from his home in Doncaster to the Acaademy in Worksop to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer and the British Heart Foundation as he prepares to run the Edinburgh Marathon in May for the charities. Joining Mark on the last leg was pupil Leon Loftus

A Worksop teacher is raising over £1,000 for charity after running to work - from Doncaster.

Mark Wolverson, who teaches PE at Outwood Academy Portland, set off at 4.45 on Monday morning and completed the 24 miles in around 3:15 for Macmillan Cancer Support and the British Heart Foundation.

His tutor group joined him in running the last mile, and students and teachers cheered him through the gates.

Mr Wolverson said: “I’ve been overwhelmed by the support, the response from everyone has been brilliant.

“The kids have been using their talents to help too - we’ve had a football tournament, quiz and nail art this week.”

Mark will be pushing himself again this month by running in the Edinburgh Marathon.

He explained: “One side of my family has a history of heart disease, and the other of cancer.”

I was inspired by Jane Tomlinson’s struggles, and thought I could be doing something to help too.”

To sponsor Mark, visit www.justgiving.com/mark-wolverson or www.justgiving.com/mark-wolverson1.