Runner Gets GB Call-up

Tom DoddA talented up-and-coming runner studying at The Sixth Form College, Solihull has been selected for an international cross-country meet next month.

Student Tom Dodd (aged 18, from Birmingham) has been selected by British Athletics as part of a 40-strong team to compete at the Great Edinburgh International XCountry on Saturday 7 January 2017. Also on the team is Olympic champion Mo Farah.

Tom, who runs for Birchfield Harriers, is juggling his running with his A level studies in Biology, Geography and Physical Education.

He commented:

“I’ve been running since Year 8. I’ve run for England three times before, but this is the first time I’ve been selected for Team GB. I usually run 1,500m on track, but cross country is what we do in the winter months. I got picked from the GB trial race in Liverpool in November.

“My ambitions are to represent GB on track and at a senior level, and to make the Olympics one day. I also want to go to university and I want to study Sports Science.”

20 December 2016