Year 12 student Jason Nicholson has been invited by British Athletics to participate in their Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence following his performances in the Under 17 men’s 100m hurdles in 2015. He finished No.1 in the UK rankings for his event following wins at the English Schools Athletics Championships, Schools International Athletic Board’s Home International, England Athletics Championships and the Sainsbury’s School Games.
The Gateshead Harrier who has been with the club since he was 10 years old and trains 3-4 times a week now holds the club record for his event with a time of 12.93 along with the Northumberland County record(13.31).
Jason has also been given a support award by the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund in recognition of his achievements and to support his progression to Junior level.
He hopes his success will encourage more pupils to get involved with Athletics and take part in area and County Championships.