Local primary school pupil sets new record for under-9s 75m sprint

PXL_20210727_175401238.MPEllis trains at the Dwain Chambers Performance Academy

Snaresbrook Primary School pupil Ellis Gentles has set a new athletic record for the under-9s 75m sprint.

Competing at the Manchester Regional Arena in July, Ellis’ time of 11.27 seconds shaved 0.13 seconds off the previous record, which has stood since 2010.

“I was nervous at the start because this was the first time I was competing where a lot of famous athletes have raced before… I felt so happy about breaking a record set 11 years ago,” said eight-year-old Ellis, who trains with British 100m champion Dwain Chambers.