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English Schools at Gateshead

- 21st Jul 2015
English Schools at Gateshead

Photo Tilly Simpson (red vest) and Natasha Harrison on line for the 800 metre final

Stockport Harriers had a great turn out at this year’s English Schools at Gateshead taking 10 athletes from the club and brought back 4 medals.

From the endurance squad one athlete Natasha Harrison had a great performance in the junior girls 800 metres in the heats on Friday she knock 2 seconds off her best to finish 3rd in her heat and and make the final as fastest looser.

The 800 metre final was a very fast race with winner Tilly Simpson (Derbyshire) setting a new championship record for a 14-year-old in 2-06.22. Just behind a great race for 2nd and 3rd was going on between 3 athletes seeing Molly Canham (Devon) take 2nd in 2-11.36 and Natasha Harrison (Manchester) taking 3rd in 2-11.64 knocking another 3 seconds of her best.

This was the fastest race in the under-15 girls in the UK this year and put all three girls 1-2-3 in the UK ranking.