Charlie races up the rankings
Charlie Stephenson, in Year 11, is racing up the cross-country ranking. He recently ran for his running club, Richmond and Zetland Harriers, in the Under 17 competition at the English national cross country competition at Nottingham. This was the first year in this age group and he came 14th out of 286. This is a huge achievement for Charlie, especially as he ran in the worst conditions to date, due to the inclement and stormy weather. He was also placed 7th in the recent Yorkshire finals at Lightwater Valley, 2nd at the inter-schools at Cumbria, and 13th at the Northerns, hosted at Camp Hill near Bedale. He is hoping that he has done enough to represent Yorkshire at the mini-London Marathon.
Looking ahead, Charlie will be representing Yorkshire at the British Athletics Inter Counties Championship at Loughborough, followed by the English Schools Championships at Liverpool. As if that isn’t enough, at the beginning of April Charlie will test for the British triathlon super series at Loughborough!