Once again, Sam Mills has done himself, his family, his club and his coaches proud, and reflected a little glory on Clyst Vale!
On 22nd January, Sam won the World Athletics Northern Ireland International Cross Country (under-20) race in Belfast. In other words, he was competing against runners up to three years older.
Using his track experience over shorter distances, Sam’s sprint finish saw off the Irish athletes pair who had broken away with him. Run over 6km, Sam completed the undulating course in just over 18 minutes.
This was exactly the same course used by the world elite runners on the same day where Kenya’s Hellen Obiri and GB’s Zak Mahamed stood on the same winning podium as Sam. Amazing.