HOLLIE Parker, a Year 12 pupil at King’s Ely, won the prestigious Bupa Westminster Mile in London over half term, making her a British Champion for the mile event.

Olympic and World Champion Mo Farah presented Hollie with her trophy and medal.

The annual race, labelled the most iconic mile in the world, was this year was celebrating the 60th anniversary of Roger Bannister breaking the four minute mile barrier for men, and Diane Leather becoming the first woman to break the five minute barrier for women.

Hollie was running in The British Athletics One Mile Age Group Championships on the day and, despite the atrocious weather conditions, stayed with the leading group of runners throughout the mile race, eventually forging ahead in the last 200 metres to finish first with a time of 5.04.

Richard Powell, Head of Athletics at King’s Ely, said: “This is a tremendous achievement by Hollie, who continues to develop as an outstanding athlete.”

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