Young Catholic runner from St Bede’s College in Manchester wins cross-country relay and road relay championships

Christy O’Brien, a young Catholic runner from St Bede’s College in Manchester, has just won two national championships. 

Christy, 13, won both the English cross-country relay and the English road relay championships with two other runners from his running club Sale Harriers. 

ch–advert-new-600

When asked about how he felt about winning the two national championships the modest teenager replied:  “I was surprised and shocked at beating the other teams in the competition.”

Christy is the reigning north-west champion at cross country and has ambitions to follow former Bedian, the Olympic runner Andrew Steele, by taking up running as a profession when he leaves St Bede’s. Christy represents the college at a number of sports, including athletics and football. 

Michael Barber, headmaster, said: “We are delighted with Christy’s national success, which has come at a very early stage in his career. Despite his heavy commitment to his running career, he still finds time to represent the college at a number of other sports.”

ch–advert-new-600v1

Screen Shot 2015-05-27 at 12.51.03