DOUBLE Olympic champion Kelly Holmes is continuing to mentor one of Solihull’s brightest young athletes.
Twenty-year-old Claire Tarplee recently took part in a training and education day at Loughborough University. The runner, from the Solihull & Small Heath Athletics Club, went through a number of training, nutrition and physiotherapy workshops.
She has been a member of the On Camp with Kelly initiative - which offers support for promising athletes - since last year.
Dame Kelly, who won two gold medals at Athens 2004, said: “I ensure that I meet up regularly with the ‘On Camp with Kelly’ athletes to check on their progress and help them develop in their athletics careers by giving them mentoring support.
“Although I am in contact with Claire by phone and text, it is also important for me to see her face-to-face. The girls also enjoy meeting up and training together, they all go through the same things and are an important support network for each other.”
To find out more about the initiative go to www.oncampwithkelly.co.uk.