Long distance runners Abbie and Jess are the hottest topic! Only 13 years old and they’re running long distance, short distance, any distance you want! They thrive in marathons and cross-country and are both looking forward to moving onto the next step. Abbie came 17th in a cross-country competition in the East Midlands. Now that’s something to be proud of. She first started running in the later years of primary school after being nominated for an athletics competition. She now runs for a hobby inside and outside of school competing in many competitions and fun-runs. As for Jess she also started in primary school but not getting into running seriously until starting at Bluecoat. She also enjoys fun-runs which she competes in yearly. We also interviewed others on their thoughts of the topic: “I love running!” etc.