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Super Si,n's in the running.

Byline: John Cleaver

COUNDON Court School pupil Sin Rainsley, 13, was the only West Midlands athlete representing England junior girls in the SIAB Cross Country Tournament in Northern Ireland. Sin, of Godiva Harriers, was running in her first international and came fifth.

She qualified for England, also finishing fifth, while representing West Midlands Schools, at the English Schools Championships at Woollaton Park, Nottingham, where the first eight girls qualified.

A protg of Norma Pugh, Sin joined Godiva Harriers aged seven, running and swimming, before taking up triathlon.

She has an impressive record: Warwickshire Swimming Champion 2009; West Midlands Schools Cross Country Champion 2009-10; West Midlands Triathlon and Aquathlon Champion 2008-9; City of Coventry Swimming Club Champion 2009; West Midlands Young Athletes Cross Country League Champion 2008, Midlands champion 3,000m 2009. She also came third in the Mini London Marathon 2009.

Sin trains at least ten times during the week: "If you want to be a success you must put in the effort. I train in the week and if I can at the weekend too," she said.

"I'd like to qualify for the next Olympics, but I am going to have to make a decision soon as to which sport."

Sin, who lives in Brownshill Green, Coventry, has her parents' Leigh and Kay Rainsley's full support; they turn out in all weathers to attend all events.

CSW Sport has been sponsoring Sin for three years.

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Apr 23, 2011
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