Award joy for Matlock siblings

Alex and Georgina Lane with Steph Twell

Alex and Georgina Lane with Steph Twell

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MATLOCK siblings Alex and Georgina Lane have been identified as potential stars of the future after their performances at the inaugural Burton 10K and Family Fun Run.

Alex, 7, and Georgina Lane, 5, were the first youngsters to cross the line in the event at Burton-on-Trent, sponsored by McCain Foods, principal partner of UK Athletics, and were selected for the McCain Home Grown Talent Scheme.

McCain is principal partner of UK Athletics and launched the Home Grown Talent Scheme to encourage talented youngsters who show exceptional promise and passion for running.

As part of the scheme, the youngsters from Matlock will both be rewarded with a prize package that includes membership to their local athletics club for one year.

Commonwealth Games 1500m bronze medallist and Olympic hopeful Steph Twell was at the event cheering on runners.

She said: “It was great to see so many people getting involved, especially all of the families that came down with their children.”

I’m very passionate about events like this, which are great at helping make athletics accessible to more families and inspire people to get involved at all levels.”

Almost 250 runners took partith Derby’s Ben Connor and Abbey Norman taking the honours in the men’s and women’s 10km races. Connor led all runners with a time of 32:59, with fellow Derby native Norman taking the women’s crown in 36:48.