AN ALLOA teenage world champion is embarking on an insane endurance challenge to raise money for charity.

Luca Allison, gold and silver medal winner in kickboxing at the Asian-Pacific Championships in Bangkok last year, is aiming to raise money in support of Movember.

The 17-year-old will be aiming to run six miles every six hours for 60 hours. During the recent lockdown period, Luca ran four miles every four hours for 48, however this time he has decided to up the ante.

Gary English, maths teacher at Luca's school Alloa Academy, has organised a Movember fundraiser for the school.

Pupils and staff will be attempting to grow moustaches or run 60km across the month.

Mr English told the Advertiser: "I thought, with another lockdown possibly impending at the time, we could do something to raise a bit of community spirit.

"The fact that we've not been able to do our normal fundraisers this year because obviously Covid's had a big impact on a lot of events like Race For Life or even bake sales and discos; none of that can go ahead.

"I just thought everyone's mental health has been impacted, pupils coming back to school are saying how they hated lockdown so I thought we could do something that would be a bit of a laugh basically.

"It's not something that we'd have to have a big event in school, it's something we can do in our own time.

The maths teacher added: "Luca volunteered; I teach his wee brother and he was telling me [Luca] was going to sign up and had an insane challenge.

"Then Luca came and told me what the challenge was and I was gobsmacked. Within two hours of his sponsorship page going up he had around £250. I set a target for £1,000 for the school and I think Luca could probably do that himself."

Mr English joked: "Honestly, fair play to him because you wouldn't catch me running six miles, never mind six every six hours for two and a half days."

Both the Alloa Academy team and Luca are still collecting for their efforts, with Luca's challenge pencilled in for November 26-29.

Visit to donate to the school's page and to donate to Luca.