The heat is on for Spen athlete Jenny in Portugal

SPEN AC athlete Jenny Walsh gave her preparations for the summer season a boost at a two-week training camp in Vilamoura, Portugal.

Jenny, of Liversedge, was selected to join double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes’ Aviva sponsored ‘On Camp with Kelly’ mentoring and education initiative for talented young middle distance athletes.

As well as taking part in a variety of sessions, including track and grass sessions, tempo runs, drills, circuits and core stability work, the 15 athletes worked with sports psychologist Anna Waters.

Jenny and the other athletes also benefited from the presence of mentor Dame Kelly Holmes for three days, who led g sessions and passed on advice and expertise.

Jenny said: “A massive thank you to Kelly, Aviva and the ‘On Camp with Kelly’ team for giving me this amazing opportunity. It has been a fantastic two weeks with a great training group and a new environment. It will prepare me for what will hopefully be a successful track season.”

‘On Camp with Kelly’ supported by Aviva since 2004, is double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes’s mentoring and education initiative for young middle distance athletes. Visit www.oncampwith kelly.co.uk for more details.