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Tollbar Runners Qualify To Represent County At English Schools’ Championships

Tollbar students who have qualified  to represent the county this weekend at the English Schools’ Cross Country Championships. They are (l-r) Katelyn Howden (Year 12) and Chloe Phillips (Year 10). Pictured centre is Mrs Amy Pharaoh, Tollbar Academy Curriculum Leader for PE.

Two Tollbar students have qualified to represent the county at the English Schools’ Cross Country Championships in Kent this weekend.

Year 12 Sixth Form student Katelyn Howden, and Year 10 Tollbar Academy student Chloe Phillips will take on hundreds of runners from all over the country.

Both girls have been running since a young age and are members of Cleethorpes Athletics Club. Katelyn, who is studying for her A Levels in Biology, PE and Psychology at Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College, would like to continue running after school and progress to marathons.

Chloe, who is studying for her GCSEs trains every other day. Both girls have competed in the English Schools event before and admit it is a big challenge. They both had to finish in the top six in the Humber region to qualify to represent the county. 

Along with cross country running, both girls take part in track events, Katelyn in the 800m, and Chloe in the 800m and 1500m.

Mrs Amy Pharaoh, Curriculum Leader For PE at Tollbar Academy, said the girls’ achievements are far from a one-off.

“Both girls are highly accomplished athletes and are committed to a wide range of sports at the Academy. They both take part in track and field events and have qualified year in and year out since Year 7 for a number of high-profile events. We are so very proud of their commitment and dedication to their sport and we will be rooting for them on Saturday,” she said.

The English Schools Cross Country Championships will be screened on TV on Sky Sports this Saturday March 19.

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