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Neil Mclellan

I lived in Shephall and went to the St. Nicholas Junior School before moving on to the then Collenswood School where my Headteacher Norman Tann really encouraged us all to get involved in sport. I first tried athletics in a PE lesson and seemed to be able to throw the javelin quite a long way. I was entered in an inter-schools match at the old cinder track at Ridlins following which my drama teacher Pete Thomas suggested that I go along and join the Stevenage and North Herts Athletics Club which has been my only club. I was 11 years of age when I started athletics but I was into soccer with Bedwell Rangers, swimming with the Six Hills Swimming Club, tennis at the Lister and Knebworth Tennis Clubs and I also enjoyed ice skating. Whilst at school I represented Hertfordshire at four English Schools Athletics Championships with a best of 3rd place.
Since leaving school I have been Herts Champion 8 times, South of England Champion 3 times, 2nd in the French Championships and in 2007, 2nd in the AAA's National Championships and World Championships Trials. I represented England twice and in 2007 won one of these international matches in Hungary.
Neil has represented England twice winning the international match in Hungary. He has also represented Great Britain competing against USA, China and Russia. His personal best is 74.92 metres which ranks 21st on the all time British list of throwers. Local support from the Stevenage Community Trust, Stevenage Borough Council, Sports Stevenage, MBDA and BetFair has played a significant part in his development over the years.