Jonathon Beharrell is a middle distance 800m runner from Hull. He was the Hull Daily Mail Sporting Finalist in 2012, missing out on the award to Tennis’ Kyle Edmund. He was a finalist again in 2015.
Jonathon was selected to go on the British Athletics AASE Futures programme in 2014-2015. This is only for selected athletes who are ranked in the top 20 in the UK and have the potential to run for Great Britain in the future. In the same season he ran at the English schools’ track and field championships and finished the year ranked 5th in the UK for U17 age group for 600m. He was also the North of England medalist over 400m, Record Holder for Kingston Upon Hull AC over 600m indoors and outdoors and also a member of 4x400m club record relay team.
Since then, He was misdiagnosed for over three years with a serious condition known as Chronic Compartment Syndrome in both of his legs. This is a condition where there is a significant increase in pressure in a muscle compartment which restricts oxygen and blood flow to the compartment. After being properly diagnosed for this, Jonathon later had surgery on both of his lower legs in 2017 and made his comeback this season, 2018.
2018 Track season:
The indoor season – Jonathon finished 38th in the U23 UK rankings for 800m, despite only moving into this age group this season and still having another two years left in this age category.
He finished 7th at the British Junior U20 one-mile road championships held at Westminster in London. The time in this championship race currently places him 10th in the UK , U20 age group.
He lowered his 800 personal best down to 1minute : 53seconds . He finished 5th in North of England regional senior men’s 800m final and won the Humberside Senior County champion 800m.
His time puts him 5th in Yorkshire in U23 age group.
He currently receives no sponsorship and is looking for any local businesses to help sponsor / support him to help fund his altitude training camps in winter, athletic kit and funding towards competition fees for the upcoming 2018/19 season. His main aim is to make the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games.
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