Surrey County Athletics Association holds training days twice a year for young cross country runners who have qualified to run for the county; aged between 11 – 16 years. Jo has organised very successful workshops for all the age groups. Her warmth towards the young athletes and very practical approach mean her slots always hold their attention and they are keen to ask her questions and talk to her afterwards. She has helped so many of the youngsters overcome anxiety when they are racing in national and local competitions and she has also helped them cope with the stress of exams. Jo manages to give them confidence in themselves; no concern is too small or too large for her to talk through and give very, very practical tips on how to cope with each problem.
The parents all praise her work and not surprisingly some have asked her to work individually with their children. She really helps youngsters enjoy their sport and their lives to the full.