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Chris excels in Athletics Championships

 Chris Allison athletics Chris Allison surpassed his expectations at the English Schools Athletics Championships in July at the prestigious Gateshead stadium. Chris was selected to run for a twenty five strong Lincolnshire schools team at what is often dubbed the junior Olympics for England.

The 800m competition was tough with Chris running in heat 4 of 4. Having led for a lap he was eventually pipped into 4th place. The good news was he qualified for the semi-finals as one of four fastest losers with a time of 1min 59.4 sec. Due to poor weather the semi-finals took place late in the evening and despite a great first lap Chris faded on the second and didn't qualify for the final. However it was a great achievement to get to the last 16 which sets him up with great confidence for the rest of the season and confirms his place in the top twenty five 800m runners in the country for his age group.