Chasing the team England dream

Scanglo’s very own athletic star, Iona Lake, headed to Australia’s Gold Coast to take part in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The Scanglo production manager spent two years in the USA after gaining a scholarship at the University of Virginia and has worked at the family business since her return to the UK in 2016.

The 3000m steeplechase specialist qualified for Team England in the autumn of 2017 after winning both the English and British Championships and gaining the qualification time at a top flight international meet in Zagreb, Croatia.

“We are all totally behind Iona leading up to the Games,” said Matt Lake, director, Scanglo. “We recognise her dreams and talent and as such have to be very a flexible employer. the Games underway we are hoping for success Down Under for Iona, which at this standard means completing this difficult event to the very best of her abilities.”

Iona ran bravely in the 3000m final alongside two other English runners, coming eighth.

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