Stockport Grammar School is proud to report that former pupil, Jess Coulson (OS 2008), has been crowned British half marathon champion.
The race also doubled as the trials for the 2016 IAAF/Cardiff University world half marathon championships in March 2016.
British Athletics reports:
Coulson shone on her debut over the half marathon distance, impressively working her way through the field to finish just six seconds behind the winner Lenah Jerotich of Kenya in a time of 1:11.36 for third position. It was a fine personal best for the Stockport Harrier who won the European U23 Cross Country Championships title in 2012. The step up in distance did not faze the 25 year-old who won the domestic title for the first time.