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14 Apr

Lily Continues Winning Streak

 

 

Glasgow schoolgirl, Lily Evans Haggerty is celebrating yet more success after a sensational hat-trick of victories on the track, trail and road.

The 13-year-old has been competing in the under-15 age group all season, but despite coming up against older competitors she has enjoyed remarkable results.

Lilly’s most recent victories came in the Glasgow, Scottish and British schools cross country championships. In the Scottish event, she defeated her nearest rival by a clear 19 seconds – breaking a longstanding record by current British 1500m record holder Laura Muir.

One of the rewards for winning the National cross country title, is selection to take part in the 5K London mini-marathon at the end April.

Last month, the Victoria Park runner won the under-15 1500m Indoor National title at the Emirates, setting a new Scottish record of 4:36.90 along the way.

Lily’s incredible feat’s don’t end there, she is also the top 3000m runner in the UK for her age this year and in the British Athletics Cross Challenge competition, where athletes compete in five different championship races across the UK earning points to find the best UK athlete – she triumphed in the under-15 category.

Not content with winning medals in athletics, she also recently competed at Scottish National Age Group Swimming Championships in Aberdeen, and claimed a bronze medal in the 1,500m freestyle.

It seems like talent runs in the Haggerty family, with Lily’s brother Guy having been part of the elite training squad for Triathlon Scotland since spring last year. The 17-year-old, who is also a pupil at Kelvinside Academy, is also competing at a much higher age group – competing in senior and U20 events.