North East go-karting champion

A teenager working with Sunderland University to improve his fitness has won the Tyne and Wear Karting Championship.

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Wearside teenager wins Karting Championship

Connor in training in Houghton Credit: ITV

Connor Toghill,13, has won the Tyne and Wear Karting Championship, Junior Max class, after working on endurance and fitness with the University of Sunderland. He's now competing in the Northern Karting Federation and has ambition to race Formula 1.

His improved fitness has helped knock a second a lap off his race time and improved his stamina so he can maintain the speed throughout the race.

Connor's training programme should help increase his speed Credit: ITV