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Beth Dobbin visits Walkley

It was such an exciting day on Friday when 200m British Champion Beth Dobbin came to Walkley. Beth worked with all the children in school from Y1 to Y6 and presented an assembly reflecting on her achievements, struggles and resilience. It was fantastic to be able to hear her life story and to hear of the effort required to become an elite athlete, even competing and beating her peers without an equal starting point. Did you know that earlier this year when Beth won the 200m British championships, she was racing against athletes who receive funding and therefore can train without the need to supplement earnings with a job?Β But not Beth, she was working many different jobs, with no funding and still managed to sprint through and beat her rivals.

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Check out the race here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/44677504Β 

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Thanks for all your efforts Beth, it was really inspiring to meet you and the best of luck for the future.

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