Sam Fernando is the Disability Sport Fife 2017 Junior Athlete of the Year past and he has started the 2017 season with a bang. Sam is coached by Ron Morrison and as well as representing Fife AC, he competes for Kingdom, a composite club made up of Fife AC, Dundee Hawkhill and Pitreavie athletes. Kingdom competes in the premier division of the youth development league and the club came second to Edinburgh in Hull recently, the highest finishing position they have recorded to date.
In Hull Sam ran 1500 metres and lowered his PB to 4:19.3. Sam also ran 3K and set a new personal best of 9:14.6, an improvement of around 5 seconds. Sam also ran a significant PB over 2000m s/c of 6:43.20, rounding off an excellent weekend with the Kingdom Club. Sam also competed in the Scottish 5Km championships in Edinburgh and was part of the team that won the Under 20 team race in another PB of 16.09 in very windy conditions. 600 athletes lined up for a very crowded start.
Also this month Sam won the Scottish Disability Sport 3K cross country title and heads to the Beveridge Park on Thursday 18th May to try to win the Fife title. It has been a very busy period for the young Fife AC athlete as he strives to improve on last year’s performances and advance his ambitions as one of the leading high performance T20 athletes in the UK.
Richard Brickley MBE
President, Disability Sport Fife