Eleanor sets new record

Eleanor Rawson, Derbyshire 200m champion
Eleanor Rawson, Derbyshire 200m champion

Eleanor Rawson is showing every sign that she has the potential to be a star of the future.

For the 14-year-old athlete has just won the 200m Derbyshire Schools’ Championship title.

A student at Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School, Eleanor crossed the line in the super time of 25.4 seconds.

It was an excellent result for Eleanor as she finished the race in a national standard time, which also beat a Derbyshire record set nine years ago.

The time allows her to qualify for the English Schools’ Championships which will be staged at Gateshead in the North East.

Eleanor now joins her coach Jamie Miller in the record books.

For he holds the senior boys record in the 100m which he set more than ten years ago.

A member of City of Sheffield Athletics Club, Eleanor splits her training between Don Valley and Mount St Mary’s College at Spinkhill.

Ranked in the top five in the UK, Eleanor’s main ambition this summer is to achieve her target time of under 25 seconds in the English Schools’ Championships where she aims to win a medal.

She has already won bronze at the UK Indoor Championships this year in the 200m and came away with a golden double in the 60m and 200m at the Northern Championships.

In addition, Eleanor has collected gold medals in the 100m and 200m events at the Derbyshire County Championships for the second year running.