Cameron tops GB age rankings

Berwick sprinter Cameron Tindle representing the North East at the school games where he collected two silver medals
Berwick sprinter Cameron Tindle representing the North East at the school games where he collected two silver medals

Berwick is now officially home to two of Britain’s top athletes.

For sprinter Cameron Tindle, who ran 20.96 whilst representing Scotland at the weekend, is now ranked number one for his age group in GB, as is Guy Learmonth in the 800m.

Tindle, 16, set the time at the prestigious Loughborough International meet when he finished third, behind Chidi Ujuh.

The time not only puts him number one in GB, but also makes him the fastest for his age in Europe and sixth in the world.

He has now ran qualifying times for the World Youth Championships in Columbia and the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa.

Meanwhile, Learmonth has just returned from a successful warm weather training camp in South Africa.

He is due to compete in a top class 800m event this weekend in Flanders and then goes to Ostrava for the Golden Spike meeting to run in a world record attempt at the 600m by Olympic champion David Rudisha of Kenya.

In a message of support for his training partner Tindle, Learmonth Tweeted at the weekend - “He is the future of Scottish sprinting - and he is only 16!”