Rag & Bone Man wrote:I read on the UKA site about Rachel Hughes who won the Inter-Counties U13 race in 1981 and was the emily pigeon of her day. What else did she do and what happened to her?
Not sure that is necessarily the case. She was an exceptionally natural talent. She trained with her friends and then got bored. Maybe I misread the scenario, but that was my perception at the time. As a mentor, wouldn't youy want someone who is excited about the competition and racing more than the social aspects of training with friends?Rag & Bone Man wrote:As she needed a role model, did nobody try and coax her back to be one for todays athletes....she must have a lot to give.
The Fool From The Hill wrote:Mr H - Great shame, and as you say, must have been a fantastic athlete to have the time, still 30 odd years later. We really never seem to learn about looking after young athletes, at a UKA level, etc. Over the last 5 years alone I've watched several mamazing girls come and go, Sarah Hopkinson and and others.