A FELL run in memory of a popular teenager, who died during his first senior race, will mark 25 years since his death this weekend.

Runners will again set off for Darwen Dashers’ David Staff Memorial in Sunnyhurst Woods on Sunday, from 11.30am.

The 17-year-old from Hoddlesden was competing in the Clitheroe 10k in December 1994 when he collapsed and died at the roadside. He had an undiagnosed heart condition called hypertropic obstructive cardiomyopathy, causing a thickening of the heart muscles.

The QEGS student had been a member of the Dashers since he was 15 and competed in a number of fun runs as a junior. Weeks before he tackled the Great North Run in his Rovers kit.

Funds are raised for Cardiac Risk in the Young in his memory now.

Sixty people have been diagnosed with undetected heart conditions thanks to equipment purchased due to the £100,000 plus fundraising by his father Granville and others. For more details contact the Dashers online at www.dashers.org.uk