Growing up, I was lucky that I had great facilities and training available to me on my doorstep, but that isn’t the same for everyone. Opportunity is everything, so the new centre for training young people here in the West Midlands will help those people with potential achieve their goals. I basically spent 18 years in training for London 2012 – so I’m testament that it’s all about working hard and putting in the effort, but if you do, it will pay off in the end.
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A band of persistent, occasionally heavy rain moves eastwards over the region.
Winds increasing further on Monday morning with a persistent band of rain sinking south across the area by midday.
Thousands of runners took part in the Great Birmingham 10K. The 6.2mile event went around the city, ending on Broad Street.