A 16 YEAR old student at Coleg Llandrillo, who was crowned 1,500m Welsh steeplechase junior champion last year, has qualified to represent Wales in the London Mini Marathon in April.

Bryn Woodall from Llanfairfechan is a first year outdoor education student at the college’s Rhos-on-Sea campus.

A college spokesperson said: “Bryn has had a truly remarkable year, he has gained a wide range of trophies and accolades within the past 12 months. He gained first place in the Welsh Inter-regional Championships and second place in the Welsh 3,000m championships. He has also represented Wales at the British and Irish Mountain Running Championships and in the Stirling Cross-challenge, as well as qualifying for the British three miles Road Championships.

“He has continued a little closer to home with two race wins in two weeks on different surfaces. The teenager won the recent Abergele five kilometre road race just eight days after he was victorious in the under 17 men’s race in the latest round of the North Staffordshire Cross Country League.”

Bryn said: “I was delighted to qualify to represent Wales in London in April in my most recent race. I would like to thank my course tutors and classmates for their continuing support.

“I chose this course because I would like to be a mountain guide because I have always had a passion for the great outdoors. I have made many great friends on the course who share a passion the outdoors.”