Penzance based sixteen year-old Grace Brock stormed to a Bronze Medal in this years’ London Mini Marathon. As part of the event set on the streets of the capital, young elite athletes from across the country race over shorter distances as part of their development.
Grace competed in the British 3 Mile Championship for Under 17 girls. Coming into the later stages of the race, she was in sixth place but overhauled the fourth and fifth placed girls in the last 800 metres to claim the Bronze Medal, clocking a time of 16 minutes and 25 seconds. Grace was first in her year group as she is in the younger of the two years who can compete as Under 17s and will be able to compete in the same race again next year.
Grace has been supported in her development by the Lord Lieutentant’s Fund For Youth. Grace’s short-term aim is to be a successful senior athlete and represent GB internationally. In the long-term she would like to be a running coach. Speaking about her London Mini Marathon success, she says, “I am very pleased with my result at the London Mini Marathon 2017 especially as I have another year in this age category. The support of The Lord Lieutenants Fund has allowed me to continue to compete at a high level and exceed my targets. The recognition that the fund has given me has helped to inspire me in races leading to successful outcomes.”