Hi, my name is Ryan Elston and I am an 18 year old 800m athlete from Rothley, Leicestershire. A lot of my time is spent running, as I train six times a week, which includes fast track sessions, tempo runs and recovery runs. I train and compete for Charnwood AC, and I am lucky enough to complete my regular training at Loughborough Uni, so I am blessed with exceptional facilities as well as top class coaches to help my development. My current PBs are 1:55.1 outdoors and 1:55.8 indoors. However, my training has reason to suggest that I am capable of a 1:52 in the summer. My greatest achievement is finishing 4th at the National U17 Championships in Bedford in September 2019, with getting through to the 2019 English Schools 800m final also up there. As well as running, my time is spent studying, as I am currently doing my A Levels at Rawlins Academy in Quorn, where my three subjects are PE, Economics and Business. Once finished with my A levels, I am hoping to get into Loughborough University to study Economics and Management - I can't wait! I feel grateful and very appreciative of receiving this award from the team at JHMT, and it came about through seeing in the local newspaper about these awards. I then filled in my application and waited for a response, and was delighted to see that it was a positive one. I am certainly excited to see what lies ahead. I've always had a connection with JHMT, as I've been at Rawlins since year 7 myself and live in Rothley. More significantly, I have twice won the annual charity Joe's Jog mile fun run, which is in memory of Joe. This is a great event which partners with the Rothley 10k to bring about an exceptional evening of community spirit within the village.
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