Christian is a Northern Star
A young Teesside sprinter has definitely started 2015 with a bang as he collected the Northern Athletics Indoor 60m title in a personal best time of 6.86 seconds.
Christian Carson a member of Gateshead AC and Tees Active Sports Academy has been working hard through the winter with World Champion sprinter Richard Kilty and international long jumper Chris Tomlinson.
Billingham lad Christian was delighted with his performance at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield and said “I won my heat at Sheffield in 6.92 which was a personal best my PB before that was 6.95 then won my semi with and PB in 6.88 then won the final in a time off 6.86. After the semi I knew if I got out of the blocks right I had a good chance of winning. It was the best day in my athletics career and the biggest competition I have ever won, my plan now is to train really hard for the AAA’s 60 metre championships which I now have gain qualification
Christian added” I still have a lot I can improve on and with two of Teesside’s best ever athletes Richard and Chris helping me I’m in the shape of my life and full of confidence, after winning the 60 meters northern championships my aim now will be to do the treble and won the 100 and 200 meter championships.”
For further information on Tees Active Sports Academy contact Academy Manager on (01642) 528772 or visit www.teesactive.co.uk