Posted: 27 Jul 2009 | Channels:

The UK’s Future Olympic Hopefulls On Track With The World's Top Athletes

Seven of the UK’s most talented up-and-coming athletes have been given an opportunity of a lifetime, after being invited to compete in an 800m exhibition race at the UK’s most prestigious athletics event – the Aviva London Grand Prix at Crystal Palace.

The seven girls are part of double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes’ mentoring initiative, On Camp With Kelly, for talented young middle distance athletes. The annual IAAF Super Grand Prix is UK Athletics most prestigious televised meeting and gives the On Camp With Kelly girls the opportunity to compete in a top class meeting in front of a large crowd.

Four ‘On Camp with Kelly’ athletes have competed in other events at the Aviva London Grand Prix. Hannah England (Oxford City AC) will race in the 1500m and James Brewer (Cheltenham Harriers) and Ricky Stevenson (New Marske Harriers) in the mile in the main meeting programme and Suzi Boast (Bedford & County) will compete in the Under 20 3000m.