Season Preparation Get-Together
28 May, 2012
Sixteen ‘On Camp with Kelly’ athletes joined their mentor Dame Kelly Holmes at the 2012 Season Preparation Get-Together at St Mary’s University College in Twickenham on 26-27 May. The athletes participated in educational workshops focused on the mental and physical preparation needed for competition.
Saturday included a highly interactive workshop with ‘On Camp with Kelly’ psychologist Dr Anna Waters. who guided the athletes through the mental aspects of race preparation. The athletes then took advantage of the beautiful weather and great facilities on offer at St Mary’s and completed various training sessions on the track and surrounding playing fields.
Sunday began with early morning training before the athletes received useful information from public relations expert, Hannah Hore, in a workshop entitled ‘Building Your Personal Brand’. The day concluded with a workshop led by English Institute of Sport Physiologist, Kate Spilsbury, regarding the importance of adapting training and nutritional strategies in the build-up to race day. The workshop highlighted new scientific research sounding areas such as tapering for competition and the performance benefits of consuming beetroot juice.
The athletes who took part in the Get-Together were Charlotte Best, Tara Bird, Suzi Boast, Charlotte Browning, Dani Christmas, Guy Learmonth, Alison Leonard, Shelayna Oskan, Sam Petty, Carolyn Plateau, Charlotte Purdue, Zac Randall, Charlotte Roach, Robbie Schofield, Linzi Snow, Adelle Tracey.