October is looking busy for me with a Modern Pentathlon Development Day that I'm coordinating on the 12/13th Oct, kindly hosted by Kelly College. With the great immediate response from Pony Club members across Devon and Cornwall, the weekend was full a month before! This could be due to three Olympians (Heather Fell, Kate Allenby and myself) and others of high accolade coaching throughout the weekend. Inspired by London 2012, helping the next generation.
Domestic competitions and training continues, as I strive to qualify for Team England for next years Commonwealth Games. Have you got your tickets?!
The Dartmoor National Park filming was carried out over three days, illustrating my Dartmoor Adventure. This included Running, Horse Riding, Cycling, Geocaching and more. It will be available on the DNP website, in the cinemas of the Visitor Center and to Active Dartmoor. (I think...!) And available by the end of the first week of August.
Pistol Coaching young people is a frequent activity, for myself in August. The school holidays mean this is very popular. There has also been a build up to the "GO" event for the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust, Get On Track programme for Plymouth. This will be a great evening to celebrate the Young People who completed the course. Dave Hill and myself were the Athletes leading the programme, with Active Devon (Karen Jones) and the YMCA (Mark Rowles).
Training is all going well with further weekend trips to Bisley for Cartridge Pistol (.22 Sport Pistol) training. There have been no Trials organised in this event to date, making it impossible to qualify for the Europeans and World Cups this summer. As well as the Commonwealth Games Team Selection. This is said to change but......? Therefore all I can do is keep training, keep trying to improve and keep my spirits up.
July brings the conclusion of the bulk section (Get Set)to the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust programme Get On Track, in Plymouth. It's the first time the programme has been run in the South West and it's been the most successful programme Nationally to date.
As the Dartmoor National Park Ambassador, filming will be taking place in the beautiful surroundings. Training is still ongoing, especially at weekends where I will be travelling to Bisley, Surrey. Still the only location I can training with my Sport Pistol in the UK. It's all about going the extra mile!