Despite the freezing temperatures last, over 15 hardy young people attended free athletic training days held at the Catford athletics track. The sessions were hosted by local organisation S-Factor. S-factor hold regular training sessions for young people from Lewisham specialising in track athletics. Hyde Plus paid for taster sessions to encourage interested and talented young people to sign up to S-Factor’s sessions held most Saturdays at the Catford athletics track.

The young people had the chance to try high jump, long jump, javelin and running. One young competitor, Miah Whittle said, “not only was the day fun and enjoyable but I’ve learnt to interact with other people I did not know.”

S-Factor Director, Lisa Miller, herself a dedicated athlete and coach said, “I’m so impressed with these youngsters, they have real determination and stamina – you just have to look at the weather conditions today, you can tell they are committed.”

If you are interested in finding out about more athletics training in the Lewisham area you can contact S-Factor on 07545 954356 or search on the internet

report by: Dom Leary