Dan breaks record in top 3000 metres race 

By Jack, Jill Dando News

High-flying student Dan Maydew finished second in a prestigious race against top quality opposition and broke the regional record.

Dan Mayhew represented Somerset Schools over 3000 metres at Exeter in the South West Schools Championships with some of the best runners from the region. 

Dan, of The King Alfred School Academy, (TKASA) Highbridge, Somerset finished second place to a runner from Dorset.

Both runners broke the previous South West record of 8 minutes 34 seconds. 

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Dan clocked a personal best of 8 minutes and 31 seconds which gave him an English standard time.

He is now looking forward to competing in the English Schools Championships.

This will be a fantastic opportunity for Daniel on the back of a great Cross Country season to take on some of the best Senior Boy Runners in the country.

(Written by Jack, a student at TKASA)

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