Runner learns from an Olympic winner

A RUNNER from St Neots has been taking tips from double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes at a special training weekend. Suzi Boast, 17, is part of the On Camp with Kelly scheme which sees some of the country s most promising athletes receive one-to-on

A RUNNER from St Neots has been taking tips from double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes at a special training weekend.

Suzi Boast, 17, is part of the 'On Camp with Kelly' scheme which sees some of the country's most promising athletes receive one-to-one tuition from Dame Kelly.

Suzi runs for Bedford & County and won the bronze medal at 1,500-metres in this year's AAA U20 Indoor Championships.

At the camp, Suzi took part in one-to-one sessions with experts on topics such as nutrition, sports psychology and injury prevention as well as individual mentoring advice from Dame Kelly.

She also took part in a practical session in the pool on aqua-jogging techniques and received medical support with physiotherapy, massage and advice from a sports doctor.

Suzi said: "I am always lifted by the On Camp with Kelly get-togethers. They refresh my motivation to be the best I can be. I feel privileged when I am with the group, the staff and Kelly. Everyone has an uplifting spirit about them.