Leeds city athlete success at English schools

Jamie Higgins U17 Leeds city athlete, having moved to race walking in April following a recommendation by Brian Scobie, completed a remarkable first season by winning the English Schools championship at stoke stadium on saturday. Completing in the 5km walk Jamie, representing West Yorkshire, won in a time of 24.56mins, beating his PB by over 2 mins and adding this title to the AAA he won in August. At 24.56 Jamie is one of only two U17 athletes to go sub 25mins this season. Coached now by Dr Andi Drake at Carnegie and will represent the North of England next week at the inter counties event in London. Jamie is looking forward to running for Leeds City in the West Yorkshire cross country league