Yee-hah! Brockley Mini Marathon Glory

After Ladywell's success in the London Marathon, , Lewisham Council reports:

A schoolboy from Brockley has won this year’s Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon held on Sunday 21 April in the ‘Under 15’ category.

Look upon his works, Yee mighty
Fifteen-year-old Alex Yee, from Brockley Road, was chosen to represent Lewisham at this year’s Mini London Marathon and covered the three miles in 15mins 14secs. He was presented with his trophy by Prince Harry, Patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust.

In March, young people from Lewisham were invited to take part in trials at Ladywell Fields. Alex not only won his category trial but also beat runners in the ‘Under 17’ category as well; automatically securing his place in the Mini London Marathon.

Alex, who went to Stillness Primary School, is a keen triathlete and trains with Crystal Palace Triathletes and Kent Athletics Club at Ladywell Arena.

His talents don’t stop at running; he also represented Lewisham at the 2012 London Youth Games in cycling and the aquathlon where he won individual Gold. He was awarded the Mayor’s Special Award at the Lewisham Sports Awards in 2012.

Alex says: "I am pleased with my performance in the marathon and I am now looking forward to the triathlon season."

5 comments:

Robert said...

Hey - that is really great - congratulations Alex. I'll be looking out for you at the next Olympics, or the one after that! You have inspired me to go out for a run. Right now in fact. Maybe.

Phil said...

The top 2 runners from the open field start in the marathon were from Kent AC, training in Ladywell. They finished in 2:17.

Lep Recorn said...

Hi Robert - why stop at running? Crystal Palace Triathletes have an adult section.

Brian Dawes said...

Well done Alex! Keep on achieving! I remember how talented you were when I coached u at Stillness. You have an a amazing future ahead of u very proud! Coach Brian :-)

Headhunter said...

There's also Greenwich Tritons if you want a triathlon club slightly closer to home....

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