Lille, France
Tuesday 5th July 2011
The big day is fast approaching for the athletes now as most put themselves through sessions down at the practice track this morning.  Desiree "Legs" Henry was looking strong & fluid readying herself for the 200m heats on Thursday with some 80m form runs; Jasmin Sawyers had a fantastic javelin session (which she is claiming is her least favourite event of the heptathlon) & left the track with a beaming smile; Chijindu Ujah & Nathaneel Mitchell-Blake did some technique work under the watchful eye of Jonas Tawiah Dodoo, with Chijindu looking forward to his 100m heats tomorrow afternoon; whilst Rob Denmark supervised the distance quintet of Jessica Judd, Katie Snowden, Amy-Eloise Neale, Elliot Slade & Will Gurton with an approving nod or two from trackside.

After lunch & an early afternoon physio clinic (top ten languages spoken in the world being one of several brain challenges for the assembled athletes & staff alike), the team headed down to the Lille Metropolitan Stade for an orientation of the track, throwing circle, warm up area, call up area & post-event area.  The general consensus was that all looked good despite some slight glitches with transportation & finer details, with the ten athletes out of the blocks & across the circle tomorrow chomping at the bit!

Once I work out how to upload video clips onto this Blog platform, I will also post some interviews I did at the stadium with team coaches Femi Akinsanya, Jonas Tawiah Dodoo & team leader, Jo Jennings.

Med Team Chris Tomlinson, Vikki Annis, Olli Finlay
WYC Poster
Femi & JonasGood luck to all the athletes competing tomorrow!

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