Going for gold – sprinter visits specialist school

Harvey Smithson, Kane Neve, Cobain Peck and Tamzin Beck with London 2012 hopeful, Tyson Swaray
Harvey Smithson, Kane Neve, Cobain Peck and Tamzin Beck with London 2012 hopeful, Tyson Swaray

AN OLYMPIC sprint hopeful has been giving a specialist school’s students his tips for being first across the line.

Sprint star Tyrone Swaray gave pupils at the Priory Sheridan School in Northwold the benefit of his 15 years’ experience in athletics when he visited last Friday.

Mr Swaray took students – who have a range of social, emotional and behavioural difficulties – through their paces on the track during the day.

He also passed on tips from a career that has seen him train with former world champion 100m runner, Maurice Green and run under 10 seconds for the event.

Andy Clarke, principal, said: “Having Tyrone here has been fantastic for the children and the school. To have such a high calibre athlete here, coaching and explaining to our pupils just what Olympic values stand for is amazing.”