Siblings among winners of latest Daniel Sacks award for Outstanding Young Athletics Achievement

Joshua and Adam join Emma Taylor and Idan Gal-Shohet as recipients of the prestigious award, now in its eighth year. Its purpose is to encourage wider participation in athletics and to keep alive the memory of Daniel Sacks, who loved the sport. 

A 400m specialist, Joshua, now 17, struck gold at the Independent Schools Association national championships. But his most pleasing performance came when he came second in the Sussex Schools championships.

He explained: “My GCSEs were about to start and I was in two minds about whether to race. But I came close to winning and set a new PB of 51.91.”

Brother Adam, 14, an 800m runner, was second in the Sussex Schools championships, then one week later he achieved his season’s ambition as he recorded an England Schools qualification time of 2:04.92 at the South Eastern Schools championships.

“That performance was my proudest achievement. At the start of the season I did not think it was possible,” said Adam.

His second fastest run came in hot and humid conditions at the England Schools championships themselves. “It was amazing to compete in front of a big crowd in one of the largest youth competitions in the world,” he said.