Ellis Cross today ran in the England Athletics U20 Championships in Bedford. Competing in the 5000m Ellis finished with a new personal best time of 15:06 to claim the Tamworth AC club record. Great time to achieve in such a tactical race. He knows what to do now to achieve the next level.
After speaking with a good friend of mine who used to coach me. He reiterated that most top 1500m runners would typically run 85-95 miles a week and 5k runners hitting anywhere up to 115.
The final race Ellis will be competing in to prepare him for the English Schools Track and Field Championships will be a an off road 10km.
Full results found at England Athletics.
Ellis is currently ranked 19th in the UK Rankings.