A teenage girl hopes to join Team GB one day after receiving a bronze medal in the National British Championships in the 100m competition.

Year 10 student Shona Vincent from Epping St John’s School in Bury, Lane, Epping, joined took up athletics after being spotted running at an after-school club.

The athlete, who trains with Woodford Green AC and Essex Ladies, competed in the under 15 and under 17 categories at the event in Bedford.

Speaking about her racing achievement, the 15-year-old said: “I hope to compete for England or Team GB one day. My coach has said that if I keep going the way I am, I will be able to get there.

“I get involved in all the school competitions I can and train three times each week at my club.”

Last month, Miss Vincent also picked up a silver medal in the 100m in the Southern Championships.