06:58 Saturday 07 June 2014

Hollie Parker crowned British national champion after winning BUPA Mile in London

Written byMARC BEYELER

Hollie Parker after winning the BUPA Mile. Hollie Parker after winning the BUPA Mile.

Hollie Parker has been crowned British national champion for the mile after winning the prestigious BUPA Mile in London.

The Year 12 pupil at King’s School, Ely took part in the annual race which was celebrating the 60th anniversary of Roger Bannister breaking the four-minute mile.

Parker was running in the British Athletics One Mile Age Group Championships on the day and, despite the atrocious weather conditions, stayed with the leading group of runners throughout the race, eventually forging ahead in the last 200 metres to finish first with a time of 5min 4sec.

She was presented with her trophy and medal by double Olympic champion Mo Farah.

Richard Powell, head of athletics at King’s Ely, said: “This is a tremendous achievement by Hollie, who continues to develop as an outstanding athlete.”

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