KTH Great Lewis First to sign

Lewis Hayes was the first athlete to sign his name on the KTH “Red Stripe” and instantly secured his name as one of the KTH greats. Lewis in his short spell in the KTH Middle Distance Squad of just under two years made a massive impact and notably set two magnificent club records, one of which had stood for 45 years.

His 49.8 for the 400m which secured a silver U20 Midland Counties Championship medal was only his second ever race over the distance, and it look nearly a full second off the previous record which has stood for 45 years, in his first ever race (his earlier qualifying round in the same championship meeting) Lewis also broke the record with 50.19, Lewis was also called up for his England vest to represent a Midland Counties team at a prestigious home international as a result of these performances….impressive stuff.

It was over his preferred distance of 800 that Lewis really made an impact, with a memorable 2013 debut at the distance he set an impressive 2:00 dead and was just finding his feet, a week later in only his second ever race at the distance he again secured a silver medal at the U20 Midland Counties Championships and broke the Junior Men’s 800m record with 1:56.62. Lewis went on to break his own record a further 4 times in 2014, eventually lowering it to 1:53.3 before his athletics career was halted by him joining the Royal Marines.

A magnificent achievement with less than two years full training…Well Done Lewis!

Lewis... A KTH Great signing the Red Stripe

Lewis with his two Club Record certificates

Lewis about to unleash his trademark 800m finish