Culford Prep School Sports Scholar, Nella Walters, 13, achieved an impressive fourth place finish in the Under-13 age group in last weekend’s Mini London Marathon.
The event is acknowledged as a firm breeding ground for senior champions of the future.
Walters perfomed superbly to finish the three-mile course in 17 minutes 42 seconds.
It was the first time Nella has taken part in the event, which since 2011, has been the official UKA Young Athletes Road Race Championship, making it one of the biggest and most prestigious endurance running events for British youngsters.
Held on the morning of the main marathon, the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon comprises a series of races for young athletes divided into girls and boys across three age categories: Under-13, Under-15 and Under-17.
West Suffolk Athletic Club Mini Marathon results: Michael Bartram 52nd U-17 Boys; Ben Eames 16th U-15 Boys; Sophie Tooley 10th U-15 Girls; Nella Walters 4th U-13 Girls; Lauren Murphy 34th U-13 Girls.