Eden Schiller joined SMAC in September 2012 starting in the beginners group in the middle of the field enjoying fun relays, games and small track sessions. Five years later she is the 2017 Midlands U15 3000m track champion, the U15 Staffs County Cross Country champion and the Midlands U15 1500m silver medallist.
In addition Eden qualified first in the U15 girls West Midlands London Mini Marathon trials, ultimately finishing 37th in the 2017 London Mini Marathon run over the last 5km of the iconic London marathon course. Also in 2017 Eden finished 3rd overall in the NSCCL, 2nd in the County Schools Cross Country, 7th in the Midlands Cross Country Championships and 58th in the National Championships. She represented Staffordshire 3 times during the season.
Combining swimming & cycling with her running, Eden achieved a National Youth ranking for Triathlon of 5th in England and Wales in 2017. In the UK wide U16 Triathlon Super Series (6 races) she finished 9th, achieving a best result of 4th at Eton Dorney in June over the 400m swim, 10km bike and 2.5km run distance.
Eden has always enjoyed being a member of SMAC and regularly trains on a Tuesday night at Birchall under junior coach Kerry Marchant. Her advice to any young person wanting to do well and achieve in sport is never give up and smile.