Harriet Knowles-Jones smashes championship record at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium

Harriet Knowles-Jones broke a 12-year-old English Schools record by more than eight seconds in Birmingham on Saturday.

The Manchester runner clocked 9:27.15 for inter girls 3000m victory and adds this win to her English Schools cross country title from Donington Park in March.

Surrey’s Niamh Brown finished 17 seconds behind her, while London’s Georgia Fear clocked 9:52.71 for bronze.

“I was so nervous for this,” said Knowles-Jones. “I knew the pressure was on because I was top of the rankings but it went to plan.”

» See the July 17 issue of AW for 14 pages of English Schools reports, photos and results, while further footage from the event can be found here