Published: 18 May 2010 at 14:51
Anglia Ruskin student has 2012 Olympics in mind as he picks up gold at British Universities and Colleges Outdoor Athletics Championships
A second year student who is studying Primary Education at Anglia Ruskin is now staking his claim as an ‘athlete to watch’ while adding to his growing reputation at the very highest level of British Athletics.
James Shane, who lives at Basildon, won Gold for his victory in the Men’s 1500m Final at the recent British Universities and Colleges Outdoor Athletics championships at Bedford. He secured a time of 3:50.50 beating Jonathan Taylor 3:50.74 (Teeside University) and James Wilkinson 3:51.64 (University of Birmingham).
Speaking about his performance, Stephen Dupree, Head of Sport, Active Lifestyles & Wellbeing at Anglia Ruskin University said:
James has been variously tipped for success by athletics pundits. He beat the champion from the past two years, in a race that was judged the best actual race of the track meet.
The results of the race have been published in Athletics Weekly (6 May) and footage is available on YouTube (BUCS 1500m race).Or follow Anglia Ruskin stories on Twitter via www.twitter.com/angliaruskin