Date of Birth: 29/04/1995
Farrell competed for the Solihull Mohawks club with his two younger brothers before joining the squad in the summer of 2012.
During his first season with the squad, Farrell progressed his racing to qualify for his first Junior Europa Cup Finals and also earned an individual spot at the Junior World Championships.
Farrell is now looking to build on these results over the next season.
ON THE ICE
What is your favourite distance to skate and why? 1000m because it takes tactics, positioning in, and overtaking, all of which make an exciting race.
What element of speed skating do you enjoy the most? Mostly the adrenaline from the speed, and also the speed when overtaking.
What would you consider to be your greatest sporting achievement to date? Being selected for the 2012 Junior World Championships.
What was your highlight of 2011-2012? Coming 8th overall in Star Class.
What is your sporting ambition? To be an Olympic medallist.
What is your favourite skating memory? When I got my qualification time for the Great Britain squad.
OFF THE ICE
Who inspired you most at the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games? David Weir and Mo Farah, just the pure domination they had in their discipline was an inspiration.
Do you do any sports outside of skating? Football, tennis and badminton.
Who is your sporting hero? Bradley Wiggins and Roger Federer.
Do you have any sporting family members? Two of my younger brother also skate.
Life after skating: I’d like to be a physiotherapist/own my own business.
Place to race: Probably Melbourne.
Films/TV shows: Mean Machine, Snatch, Forest Gump, Misfits, League of their own.
Band/Music: Wombats, Tinie Tempah, Example, Chase and Status.
Last book read: Bradley Wiggins’ autobiography
Food: Pasta and pizza.
Hobbies: Supporting Birmingham City.
International Results (Last four seasons)
24th place Star Class Germany
25th place Star Class Switzerland
3rd place Junior British Open
24th place Star Class Netherlands
8th place Easter Cup Belgium
3rd place British Championships
14th place Trophee Leon Quaglia
35th place Star Class Belgium
11th place British Junior Open
8th place British Championships
9th place Easter Cup Belgium
2nd place Trophee Leon Quaglia
26th place Star Class Bormio
21st place 20th Alta Valtellina Trophy
14th place Star Class Belgium
2nd place Junior British Open
3rd place British Championships
5th place Star Class Grenoble
Overall 12th place - 7th place in 1000M, 8th place in 1500M, and 21st place in 500M – Star Class – JunA - Dresden, Germany
Overall 12th place - 6th place in JunA 500M and 9th place in JunA 1500M – Alta Valtellina, Bormio, Italy
Overall 8th place - 4th place in JunA 1500M and 12th place in JunA 500M – Star Class – Hasselt, Belgium
Overall 5th place - 3rd place JunA/StarClass 1500M, 4th place JunA/StarClass 1000M and 6th place JunA/StarClass 500M – Star Class, Albertville, France
11th place in the Mens Relay at the Junior World Championships, Warsaw, Poland
Overall 9th place - 9th place JunA 500M, 9th place JunA 1000M and 10th place JunA 1500M – Star Class Finals, Balsega, Italy
3rd place Mens Relay – Star Class Finals – Balsega, Italy
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