Teenager dies suddenly after a run

A FITNESS-mad teenager from Allestree has died suddenly after returning from a run.

Sam Wright, 19, was found dead at his home on Carsington Crescent. He had an undetected heart condition.

The energetic teenager, who was training to become a teacher, worked as a lifeguard, did volunteering, taught swimming and played in a band.

His parents, Elaine and Kevin Wright, said their son dreamed of becoming a primary school teacher. He was studying at the University of Derby.

Woodlands School in Allestree, where Sam was a pupil and later a lifeguard, is planning to put up a memorial plaque in his honour, his parents said.

Elaine said: “We miss him so much.”

She added: “He was very ambitious and worked hard to achieve his goals.”

Sam also enjoyed a variety of sports, including cricket and basketball.

Elaine and Kevin are now trying to raise money for the national charity Cardiac Risk in the Young, which raises awareness and provides information about sudden adult death syndrome. To donate, visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/samwright.