Great Western Runners

The money helped towards new running shoes and sprint spikes along with the costs of physio and other training equipment.

My season was one of a few ups and downs. It stared well with being picked to represent Wales at the Loughborough international where at the age of 14 I gained a full senior vest and ran in the 4 x 100  relay. Unfortunately I picked up a hamstring injury at the South West schools which meant I missed the Welsh national/ English schools/ Celtic games and AAA age group championships. I also missed about 12 weeks training and all my usual speed work.

The season ended slightly better as I was picked for the Wales U20 squad in the Welsh international against England area U20 teams/Scotland and Ireland. At the end of the season I was selected to represent the South West at the UK Sainsbury school games in Sheffield. I am now fully fit and training 4 times a week in Cardiff and am really looking forward to the indoor season.

My aim for next year is to try and be selected for the GB team at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing.

Thanks for your help.   

Emily Wright.