Recently Year 8 pupil Faye O was featured in the Liverpool Echo Athletics pages, the article documented Faye's brilliant progression in the world of athletics, the article can be read below.

Looking forward to 2017 is a young athlete from Clubmoor, who began running in the park purely for joy, and has progressed to achieve some eye-catching performances for Liverpool Harriers. Faye, 12, only began running a year ago, and is these days rarely outside the top three in any event she enters. The Broughton Hall schoolgirl, who is equally at home on the athletics track, cross country or road relay, told Junior Sport: "I just love to run.

The weather or the surface doesn't worry me too much, in fact the colder it is the better. "On the track this includes 1200 and 1600 metres and sometimes I'm allowed to run 5K, which I really enjoy – the longer the better." Coached by George Breen, the highlights of her burgeoning running career to date include being part of the successful Harriers team that won the U13 Northern Road Relay Championships at Sheffield and first place in nationals in Mansfield.

On the track, in the 1200m, there have been several top three finishes in the UK Youth Development League, including victory at Spinkhill. She was also successful in the Merseyside County Schools' Championship (2nd), Merseyside Young Athlete Open (2nd) and the Ernie Gallagher Memorial Open (1st). It has been a remarkably successful beginning to Faye's career and with her enthusiasm for running she may look forward with confidence to the coming year.

We also spoke with Mr Breen who coaches Faye; "Faye is a good trainer and successful member of the Liverpool Harriers team at national level, competing in the north of England relays and the national rose relays. Recently Faye and another pupil I coach Isobel competed in the Merseyside championships in which Faye finished first and Isobel finished sixth, they both have the county vest to represent Merseyside at the Inter County Championships."