WEST LONDON VARSITY PREVIEW: Athletics plan to get the season off with a bang
St Mary’s is renowned for its athletics prowess, not just in Varsity but in the country. Some of St Mary’s alumni like Mo Farah and Andrew Osagie are now representing their country on the international stage.
Varsity falls very early in the athletics season so do not expect stand out performances from any of the athletes but this will be a great place to spot any talent ahead of the athletics season.
Unfortunately, not all of St Mary’s athletes can be involved in Varsity as only two are selected per event so the rest will come and support their team regardless.
Craig Winrow, a performance coach at St Mary’s who specialises in long distance running revealed some of his ones to watch.
Winrow said: “Max Wharton (800 metres) was English Champion last year so he’s definitely one of the better ones and in the 1500 metres, Ryan Green; he did well in the meet that we had here last weekend.”
The athletes involved will be using Varsity as a warm up meet for their altitude training that will be taking place in the Pyrenees next week.
60 of St Mary’s athletes, staff and coaches will be travelling to Font Romeu to experience training in the toughest conditions so that they will be in the best condition possible before the BUCS Championships.
St. Mary's athletes will be from 12-6pm on the Athletics Track so make sure you head down to give them your full support!
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