runner gets England call-up to compete in 10km road race
young Berrow runner has been selected to run for England over 10k
on the road.
Prior, a former pupil of King Alfred School in Highbridge, will
compete in a race in Rennes, France on Sunday 14th October.
selection has come on the back of personal best times for Luke at
10km at 30.37 and 5km at 14.42.
also finished sixth year at the English 5000m championships in his
first year as a U23.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This has come as a bit of a shock
as I am a first year U23 with two years left in this age group."
have represented my country at cross country before but not road
so this will be something new and a step to my goal which is to
run at the highest level possible over the marathon."
always this wouldnt be possible with out the backing of my
family and friends, plus two great coaches in my dad Simon Prior
and Mick Woods who oversees my training at St Marys University."
these two working together I would definitely not be where I am
now - they are two of the best coaches in the country. I would urge
anyone who has a dream to go and chase it."
is part of a 16 person strong team from u20s to seniors. When Luke
comes back he will continue to prepare for European XC trials to
be held at Liverpool.