We were absolutely delighted to be able to join Corby Athletics Club again on a lovely evening in November, for their Sports Awards Evening with our Athletics Ambassador Iona Lake. The club is growing year on year and it is so great to be able to celebrate their year of achievement with them as part of this fantastic evening.
Throughout the evening we heard all about the amazing achievements that the athletes have gained throughout the year, including all the records that have been broken, and the multiple competition wins. It is so great to be surrounded by athletes that have qualified for major championships and are on their own journeys into elite level sport.
Team Mintridge joined all the brilliant volunteers that help to run the club and facilitate all the competitions and training for the athletes, as they welcomed Iona to the stage to deliver her inspirational presentation about her journey to success and route into reaching her elite level status. Iona spoke a lot about the challenges she has faced throughout her journey so far and gave some excellent top tips to the athletes in the room about what they should do if they don’t make it through trials for specific competitions and the things they can do to ensure that they can still reach the top level in their discipline. When talking about her journey, Iona spoke about the set backs she has faced along the way, including the injuries and missed competitions that enabled her to come back stronger for the major competitions that she has done so well in so far.
Towards the end of the presentation, the room asked Iona some questions about her journey, some of the best questions included;
What hobbies do you have that you do in your spare time?
What age did you stop doing a range of sports?
What age did you decide that you would specialise in Athletics?
We are so glad that we could attend this wonderful evening of celebration with Corby AC. It is so great to hear the achievements of all the budding athletes and we look forward to celebrating with them again next year.
Thank you to all the athletes, parents, volunteers and organisers from Corby Athletic Club for inviting The Mintridge Foundation and Iona to be a part of your awards evening.
If you would like to see the video from the evening you can watch it at our YouTube channel, via this link: https://youtu.be/LTpESMAHF-k
Corby Athletics Club have a selection of photos from the evening if you would like to see them.
We look forward to working with you again soon.