Jimboomba athlete Shane Bradley has had a great run at the Australian Junior Athletics championships held in Perth recently.
Although Bradley did not gain a national title, he placed 12th in the Under 15 2000 metre steeplechase and came first out of his Queensland teammates.
It was Bradley’s second nationals run, but first competing in steeplechase.
Bradley said there was a lot of pressure at the stadium in Perth.
“It was the first time I’ve competed against more than eight people,” he said.
Bradley ran the steeplechase in seven minutes, 47 seconds, which was nearly a personal best.
“It was a good experience and I think next time, I will know what it’s like to keep up with a group of people,” he said.
Bradley said he would like to work on his nerves for next year.
“I won’t be as nervous next year,” he said.
“It was tougher and a challenge, but I want to learn to keep the pace.
“I will be working on clearing the steeples more.”
“I want to thank my family for supporting me and my coach, Joanna Spyro.”
Bradley was representing QE2 Track Club at the championships and his focus now turns to school cross country training.
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