Thorne & Derrick Support Local Young Runner 🥇🏃♂️
Published 31 May 2023
Thorne & Derrick support local young runner to achieve his dreams.
The support Chris has received helps massively as the travelling and cost of training wear/equipment is not cheap for example he is competing in the Northern Championships and this weekend alone with travel and accommodation will cost over £200.
Also being from the North East of England Chris doesn’t have the support that he would do if he lived in the south therefore he needs to travel further to take part in competitions at the highest level.
A little bit about Chris… Chris started running at 8 and quickly we realised he had a talent. By 9 he was running 18.12 for the Parkrun (5k) which was the quickest time ran by a 9 yr old in the world. Read more here – https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/meet-durham-lad-who-could-8678926
Some of Chris’ greatest achievements were winning the London Mini Marathon at u13 level.
Retaining the NE Cross Country championship 5yrs in a row, gaining two cross country England vests and one track (800m) England vest. Chris excels from cross country to the road and track, always being very versatile and able to switch between the different events.
At present Chris is studying for his A-levels and trying to fit in as much competition as possible before he heads to America to study Chemical Engineering on a scholarship for Athletics.
During the winter Chris ran at the Northern indoors and became silver medallist in the 1500m and 3000m. Chris then stepped outside onto the track and became Gold medallist in the NE 1500m and 5000m.
He broke a 20yr old record by a massive 35secs. Last Wednesday he competed in a 3000m race which he won with an impressive 6sec personal best. This weekend we will travel to Manchester where he will take part in the Northern outdoor 1500m.
See Chris in action below!