Olympic medallist mentors athletes at St Albans leisure centre

PUBLISHED: 17:19 15 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:19 15 May 2018

Olympic gold medallist Colin Jackson mentored athletes at Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre in St Albans.

Olympic gold medallist Colin Jackson mentored athletes at Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre in St Albans.

Archant

An Olympic medallist visited Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre in St Albans for an athletic mentoring session.

Olympic gold medallist Colin Jackson mentored athletes at Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre in St Albans.Olympic gold medallist Colin Jackson mentored athletes at Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre in St Albans.

Colin Jackson, a former sprinter and hurdler and Olympic silver medallist, attended the event on Wednesday, May 9 at Westminster Lodge, which is operated by Everyone Active on behalf of St Albans council.

Athletes of all ages were mentored by Colin Jackson himself, nutritionist Chris McLeod and Dr Josie Perry, who delivered a session on mental wellbeing. Olympic gymnastics gold medallist Max Whitlock also shared insights into his career path and journey to Rio.

The scheme offers athletes sponsorship to help towards funding training, equipment, travel and competition costs.

Local sporting champion athlete Milly Gall said: “The event was a great experience. I learnt a lot about how to manage my diet effectively and the mental pressures that come with being an elite athlete.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Herts Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Herts Advertiser