This summer I was selected for the BOF Talent Camp in the Cairngorms (basically the new tour for 15-20 year olds), which was held at the Badaguish outdoor centre near Aviemore. It was a fantastic week of training, with the main focus of the week being on how to plan your own training. The tour made use of the many different areas available such as Alvie (woodland) and Culbin (sanddunes) and finished off with a sprint race around Lagganlia, which was a great opportunity to put everything we had learned into practise. Throughout the week we were taught how to plan structured training sessions such as intervals and how to periodise training. The week was really informative and interesting with talks from some of the coaches about things such as personal coaches and race analysis. I thought the week was really fantastic and with the new mixed ages, I made some great new friends.
Many thanks to the Jack Bloor fund for the contribution, it was much appreciated!
Photo: Wendy Carlyle