Running Against The Odds

College Sport Media: 

“My body was tight. My hamstring tore slightly and I had to take five weeks off,” James Guthrie-Croft laments of his experience at the National Secondary Schools Athletics Championships in December.

In the semi-finals of the 100m Guthrie-Croft ran a quicker time than eventual champion Nick Smith, but was forced to withdraw from the decider.

“It would have been an interesting race. Nick ran a great final so who knows if I would have won, but it was disappointing to miss out.” Guthrie-Croft admits.

The misfortune of Nationals has spurred Guthrie-Croft on to greater things. He set personal best times in the 100m (10.83s) and 200m (21.60s) and claimed the Porritt classic and National Under-18 club titles.

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