Liverpool Echo, Friday, October 28, 1983



Striding ahead of his pupils, Michael on his way to present the cheque to charity.

Fastest head in the West


THE fastest head in the West - that’s marathon running Michael Ledsham.

For the athletic 26 year-old headmaster of Rice Lane County Primary School Walton, has raised £200 during his first marathon run.

Michael - who was supported by his parents and pupils completed the recent Mersey Marathon in four hours and 20 minutes, despite suffering a painful thigh injury.

Sefton rugby club player Michael, from Prescot, who is married with two children, said: "I had never attempted a marathon before - and though I was promising myself about six or seven miles from the end that I’d never do it again - I can’t wait to have another go."

A cheque for £200 was donated to Mersey Marathon organiser Mr Derek Johnson at the school today in aid of the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Scanner appeal

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