From the shopping aisle to the fast lane

Claire Chapman at the British Championships.   Picture by Michael Szodi

Claire Chapman at the British Championships. Picture by Michael Szodi

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HIGH Wycombe’s Claire Chapman went from the shopping aisle to the fast lane at the British Athletics Championships at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium on Sunday.

The 31-year-old was waiting at the end of the women’s 100m final to hand out medals to the winners after being nominated by colleagues at the Beaconsfield branch of Sainsbury’s where she works.

She said: “It was really good, they gave us a briefing beforehand to prepare us and it was great watching from behind the scenes and how they warm up before the event.

“I got the opportunity to present the medals for the 100m and it was great to be there to hand them out – I also got my picture taken with the athletes.

“It was a little nerve-wracking as there were quite a lot of people there but it was really good, everyone was up for it and supporting the athletes.”

Chapman was one of almost 50 Sainsbury’s colleagues from across the UK to have led out an event across the three days of the British Championships at the iconic Alexander Stadium.

She said: “My store manager got an email through and I was invited to come, I’m not really sure why I got nominated.”

Sainsbury’s is proud to support British Athletics through the Summer Series events and committed to helping young people lead healthier, more active lifestyles.

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