Nene Valley Harriers
Alex Hampson achieves English Schools Athletics Championships qualifying time at Watford.

Alex achieves national schools time

Nene Valley Harrier star Alex Hampson stormed through the qualifying time for the English Schools National Championships 1500m event when he smashed his personal best for the distance at a recent Watford athletics meeting.

Hampson, who has just turned 16, ran a time of 4:05.99 to secure his place in one of the biggest and most prestigious athletics championships in the country. The qualifying time for the Inter-boys 1500m is 4:07.00.

The championships are the fourth largest athletics event in the world, and will be televised live by Sky Sports on the weekend of July 11/12 at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

Nearly all the GB Olympic athletics’ team members have featured in the ESAA Championships.