ATHLETICS: Grantham’s Joshua is runner-up at UK School Games

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Grantham Athletic Club’s Joshua Brown represented the North-East region in the UK School Games at Sheffield over the weekend.

Joshua was selected to compete in the 400m hurdles and finished as runner-up in extremely windy conditions at Don Valley Stadium, recording 56.21sec.

l The finals of the English Schools’ Combined Events Championships take place in Birmingham this weekend.

County champions Zoe Lucas and Joshua Brown qualified for the the finals in the under-17 heptathlon and octathlon respectively.

Past competitors in the event have included all of the UK’s top decathletes and heptathletes, including Jessica Ennis, Dean Macey and Denise Lewis.