The School was delighted to learn that Miguel Perera (OH 2015) recently participated in the British Athletics Championships in Manchester. Miguel competed in the 110m Hurdles and came third with a season best of 14.68s!
Having obtained a place at top sports university Loughborough, Miguel has been given numerous opportunities to participate in high-level competitions, competing in Poland during his first year and later receiving a call-up to represent England in the World University Games in Italy in his third year.
Of his time at School, Miguel said: "I certainly have many fond memories of athletics from my time at Habs, where the bulk of my athletics experience was gained with the Hertfordshire Schools Athletics Association and in the Track and Field Cup.
I can still remember in Year 8 travelling to Newcastle for the National Schools Finals and the Habs team securing a fourth place finish. If it wasn’t for my introduction to athletics in the Prep School from teachers such as Mr Lowe and then Mr Keenleyside later on in my Middle School years, I would likely never have fallen into this sport. I am ever so grateful for those opportunities I had when I was young.
I would hugely recommend Habs athletics to any pupil interested. The opportunities and coaching has really developed many top-class athletes, such as Efe Uwaifo, Darius Price and Max Marmor from my generation of OHs."