Blair Brown: A Storming Success
Queen's College athlete Blair Brown thundered his way to victory over the weekend in Gateshead at the English Schools Track and Field Championships. 18 year-old Blair of Corfe, ran a personal best time of 5 minutes 54.75 seconds to win the 2000m steeplechase race which was broadcast live on Sky Television. This marks one of Blair's most prestigious achievements to date, winning by a comfortable margin of 6 seconds ahead of the 7 other participants from all over the country.
Blair missed his last ever school Speech Day and Summer Ball in order to compete and when asked if he had celebrated his most recent success he said "not until next weekend, I've got another race this week!" Blair has just finished studying PE, Biology and Maths at Queen's and hopes to go on to Loughborough University to read Sports Technology. His ultimate ambition is to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Queen's Headmaster Chris Alcock reflected on Blair's success: "Blair's outstanding achievements have come as a result of many sacrifices and he thoroughly deserves his success. He has received wide acclaim but he remains typically modest. The school is very proud of him."