Megan narrowly misses out

Nene Valley’s rising distance running star, Megan Ellison, narrowly missed out on automatic selection for the Under 17’s Virgin London Marathon Mini Marathon, during the regional trial at Leicester on Sunday.

The Stamford schoolgirl finished seventh amongst a high quality field, and with the first six qualifying to represent East Midlands, Ellison will be first reserve for the team. With drop outs common, she has an excellent chance of competing in the televised race through Central London on the morning of The London Marathon.