Lasswade athlete Ross Matheson was selected by double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes to take part in a recent ‘Future Stars with Kelly’ Education Day at Loughborough College.
Ross was among 65 athletes, 44 coaches and 70 parents from all over the UK to take part in the event, which aimed to educate them about the preparation needed ahead of the summer athletics season.
Eighteen-year-old Ross, who competes for Lasswade AAC, attended with his coach Dave Campbell and his parents April and Andrew.
Ross was invited to the prestigious event after winning the 1500m in the A age group at the Aviva Scottish Schools Championships in 2010.
Full story in this week’s Advertiser (April 14).