Olympian visits LHS 13.07.15


London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, Dr Hannah MacLeod, visited Loughborough High School this week to speak to pupils taking part in the school’s Elite Sports Scheme.

The school runs the scheme for girls in years 8 to 13 who excel across a range of sports. They receive additional training, plus support with nutrition and psychology from staff and visiting experts.

Hannah is a full-time member of the Great Britain women’s hockey team and works part-time as a nutrition consultant for the SOTO tennis academy, UK Athletics, England Netball and A Word on Nutrition. She delivered a presentation about the effects of dehydration on performance and explained how improved eating habits help optimise training and performance. Young athletes face a number of dilemmas when it comes to eating healthily, and choosing the appropriate foods on-the-run, at home, during training or at school can be an issue.

Head of PE, Sarah Cockayne, said: “Hannah is a wonderful role model for our elite sports girls. Our scheme aims to provide them with the very best information and guidance to help them perform to the very best of their ability. We wish Hannah all the best in her ongoing preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.”

Photo caption: London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, Dr Hannah MacLeod, with girls taking part in Loughborough High School’s Elite Sports Scheme.