Tiarnan sets PB to reach Gateshead

Tiarnan Crorken has qualified for the English School's Track and Field Championships
Tiarnan Crorken has qualified for the English School's Track and Field Championships

Middle distance star Tiarnan Crorken has qualified for the English School’s Track and Field Championships after smashing his personal best.

The Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College student (16) chalked up 4:24 last year over 1,500m and reduced it to 4:12 this year.

However, competing for Pendle Athletic Club at Trafford recently he raced to 4:05 – three seconds under the English Schools’ qualifying time.

“I am pleased to get there,” said Tiarnan. I like the 1500m, it’s a steady race but also dependent on a sprint finish - I just enjoy it.

Tiaran, who has represented Lancashire, will be in the Intermediate Boys (aged 15-17) event at Gateshead in July at the English Schools Championships.