IAPS Athletics

During the school summer holidays, Hannah Westwood made the trip to Birmingham for the National Athletics finals on 4th July with a team of family supporters in tow.  It is a marvellous achievement to even get there and the experience of competing at this level is fantastic.  Running for Copthorne at the Regional IAPS in June, Hannah had qualified to run for Sussex in the 1500m, alongside Ella Dobson from Brighton College. The competition at this level is much tougher, but Hannah raised her game and came second in her race. Unfortunately the other 1500m race was quicker, but overall Hannah was 10th fastest from a field of 17 in a time of 5:38:2, setting a new personal best. This was a very pleasing end to the school athletics season and gave Hannah a chance to perform at the highest level in one of the UK’s international stadiums.

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