Nothing like a dame for Joe

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A talented young athlete from Sheffield was selected by double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes to take part in a recent ‘Future Stars with Kelly’ Education Day. City of Sheffield AC’s Joe Lancaster was among 65 athletes at the prestigious event at Loughborough College which aimed to educate them about the preparation needed ahead of the summer athletics season.

The 15-year-old was invited as a result of his achievement at last year’s Aviva English Schools Championships when he took silver in the Junior 800m.

Joe took part in a selection of educational workshops on topics such as nutrition and media training plus a physically demanding aqua-jogging session led by Dame Kelly and a session on calf and ankle strengthening exercises with her former physiotherapist Alison Rose.