Wright stuff sees William claim bronze

William Wright
William Wright

Frithville runner William Wright competed in the South Derbyshire and East Staffordshire Schools’ Cross Country championship at Barton Under Needwood - claiming bronze.

The 13-year-old Nene Valley Harrier had little training beforehand but ran a strong race against 52 other year eight and nine runners to gain third and qualify to run for South Derbyshire Schools in the County Championships in January.

Over a demanding and hilly 3.5 km course, William was just pipped into third place, but was over 300m ahead of his nearest rival.

William is trained by local middle distance coach David Clay.