September 26th, 2016

Redditch sisters sprint to success

Redditch sisters sprint to success Redditch sisters sprint to success
Updated: 2:53 pm, May 06, 2016

TWO SISTERS are taking the sporting world by storm – sprinting to success in a multi disciplines.

Natalie and Lucy Hatfield, who are students at St Bede’s Catholic Middle School (Academy), have enjoyed a very successful sporting few weeks, competing in London’s Mini Marathon and qualifying to compete in a World Series to name just two.

Year 7 pupil Natalie represented the county in the Mini London Marathon on April 23, coming 22nd out of the 246 runners.

The event is the official British Athletics three-mile road championships for young athletes aged between 11 and 17.

Lucy achieved a personal best in the race with an impressive 18 minutes and 34 seconds finishing first for team West Midlands and beating girls a year her senior.

And she’s hot on Natalie’s heels, set to travel to both Austria and Portugal to compete in both the Biathlete World Series, a continuous run, swim, run event, and the European Championships.

The ten-year-old qualified almost by accident after attending what the family thought was a training day last Sunday (May 1).

But the ‘training day’ led to Lucy qualifing to represent Great Britain in her first ever race – coming in second behind the current European champion.