I haven’t had the chance to write a blog post recently. I have been busy revising for my AS exams and training and competing of course! I’ll try to fill you in with what I have been up to over the past month or so.
At the start of May I ran my first mountain race of the season at Devil's Bridge near Aberystwyth and this included the Welsh trial for the WMRA International Youth Cup which is being held in Bulgaria at the end of June. The weather at Devil's Bridge was normal Welsh weather for the time of year; damp and extremely windy but it was a nice hilly course and I finished first. This was a good opener for the season and Luke my brother also won his race!
|Winning the UK Inter Counties|
A week later and I was in London for the BUPA Westminster Mile which forms the British Mile Road Championships. I ran in this event last year in the Under 17 age group and finished third so I hoped to build on this. The course is a flat and fast one mile loop around the area near Buckingham Palace. This year the event marked the 30th Anniversary of when Steve Cram set the World Mile Record at Oslo with a time of 3:46.32. This still stands as the British Mile record today! This meant that Steve Cram and lots of fellow Olympic Athletes ran in the Olympian Mile at the event in Westminster and it was a fitting ending with Steve Cram coming away with the win!
|Under 17 Womens' Podium|
|Running into the cloud|
I would just like to say a huge thank you to Norman Walsh, The Metropole Hotel and The Ron Pickering Memorial Fund for the sponsorship this year which has helped me to qualify to run for Great Britain. The support is wholly appreciated!
Until next time,