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Student in Top 25% of National Cross Country Runners

Megan Ellison cross countryOn Saturday 5th March Megan Ellison (Y11) finished 83rd from a field of 343 in the English Schools National Cross Country Championships 2016, and as a result finished in the top 25% nationally.

This caps off what has been an extremely productive and successful past 12 months for Megan on the track. In this time Megan has won the North Midland Cross Country League, won the Anglian School Championships 800m and has remained undefeated all season in the 800m category of the Eastern Young Athletes League.

Megan additionally broke the Stamford High School records for the 300m, 800m and 1,500m events last summer at sports day. She has now targeted beating her personal best in the 800m this season, currently this stands at 2 minutes and 14 seconds, she is hoping to get it down to around 2 minutes 10 seconds.

She is currently training with Nene Valley Harriers in Peterborough, under her Coach Russ Prosser. Her main focus is the 800m but as the track season only lasts from March to September, she spends the winters training and competing in cross country events, this training is essential as it builds strength and endurance.

Head of Girls sport, Maria Higgins, said, “Megan has showed tremendous drive and spirit to constantly challenge herself and her hard work has been suitably awarded with some fantastic achievements.”