Success at Sainsbury's UK School Games

The Sainsbury UK School Games is an annual mini Olympic style event where more than 1600 athletes from the Under 17 age group compete in twelve sports.  This year the event took place at Loughborough.

Athletics is one of the sports and there are seven teams in the competition.- N. Ireland, Scotland, Midlands, North East England, North West England, South East England and South West England.  One representative from each area is chosen for each event.

Three athletes from the Club were selected to represent the South East - Claudia Lance Jones (3000m), Olivia Okoli (100m) and Alex Shaw (300m).

Claudia and Olivia both won gold medals, Claudia winning the 3000m in 9.55.06 and Olivia the 100m in 11.95. Alex was fifth in the 300m and all three contributed to the South East winning the athletics section of the Games.

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