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Jonathan Goringe - Steeplechase

I first discovered I had some ability at running when I won a District Schools Cross-Country race at the age of eight. This inspired me to join the Harriers a few months later and I have benefitted greatly from the excellent coaching for Young Athletes and the many opportunities for competition.

For many years, my favourite discipline was cross-country and I was delighted, after several years of trying, to win the County Championships for the first time in 2007. Later that year, I took up the steeplechase seriously and have made some good progress in what is quite a grueling event. I have been Midland Champion twice and was ranked 11th best Under 20 in the UK in 2009.

I very much enjoy the friendly atmosphere both amongst the younger athletes and the seniors, with whom I have recently started to compete. I have just started studying at Birmingham University, but intend to run for the Harriers when I am able to and will train with the club during my vacations