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Ben Spratling

Ben was one of five young people fortunate enough to receive a fully funded place, courtesy of Richard Coates, at the Full Potential Young Athletes Camp which was held at Wellington College, Reading at the end of July.

Ben writes “The week was brilliant it was really eye-opening to see what the life of a professional athlete is actually like and the other aspects which it contains other than the racing and training. I thoroughly enjoyed myself throughout the whole week. I came away with a wealth of new information which I have since used and applied in my current training plans and lifestyle. I also made loads of new friends from all over the country, some of who I still keep in touch with. These are people that I never would have met without your help. I know the camp has greatly improved my running in various ways, not just improving my times, but increasing my technique, methods for injury prevention and diet – all aspects which are not specific to running – all which can be applied to other sports.

The camp itself was brilliantly run and organised. The daily seminars were interesting and the sessions themselves were unbelievably fun (although tiring too!) and the food was brilliant. On a whole the week was amazing and I loved every second of it! Thanks again.”