Laura trains with legend

Morpeth Harriers star Laura Weightman gets to work at the On Camp with Kelly event.
Morpeth Harriers star Laura Weightman gets to work at the On Camp with Kelly event.

MORPETH Harrier Laura Weightman is hoping to ignite her 2011 summer track season after receiving advice from Dame Kelly Holmes at the latest Aviva-sponsored ‘On Camp with Kelly’ event.

The 19-year-old enjoyed an action packed day of training and workshops at the University of Birmingham, designed to prepare her for the arduous season ahead.

Following a training session and season preparation workshop, where she outlined her goals for the summer and received advice and tips from Dame Kelly, Laura then had an injury prevention session.

Later in the day, she gained interview advice in a media training workshop and tested her core strength and flexibility in a Pilates session.

Laura said: “The get-together was a valuable learning experience. Picking up icing tips in injury prevention, learning ways in which to self-massage and stretch key areas was good.

“The season preparation session was good to think over the key goals and targets, setting them in my head making me hungry to hit the track.

“Also being able to have a chat with Kelly and gain valuable advice on the season ahead was beneficial.”

‘On Camp with Kelly’, supported by Aviva since 2004, is double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes’ mentoring and education initiative for talented young middle distance athletes.

For more information, visit www.oncampwithkelly.co.uk