Sheffield athlete Tilly Simpson sets English championship record

Tilly Simpson - unbeaten season
Tilly Simpson - unbeaten season
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Hallamshire’s Tilly Simpson added yet another title to her list over the weekend when she won the English Under-15 800 metres title to maintain her 100 per cent record at the distance this year.

Perhaps the hottest favourite of the weekend at the Bedford venue, Simpson did not disappoint leading from gun to tape to set a new championship record with her time of 2:07.03. It was close to her UK record time of 2:06.22.

There was also victory for Rotherham’s Leo Rowley who came out top in the under 17 shot with 15.89.

Ana Garcia (City of Sheffield), a talented runner, opted for her number one event the 3K walk in the under 15 age group.

She outclassed the opposition with her time of 14:58.0 with her Sheffield team mate Alana Zeidler taking the bronze medal.

There was also bronze for Hallamshire’s Katie Palfreeman in the under 17 3000 metres in a personal best of 9:54.44.