Talk by Lynsey Sharp
4th December, 2017
On Tuesday 28 November, Lynsey Sharp came to Merchiston to talk about her career, so far, as an 800m runner. Lynsey spoke about her experiences; coming second in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014, making the final of the 800m in Rio and her experiences in London 2012 Olympics and the London World Championships earlier on this year. She also talked about her time persisting through injury running up to the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and running with an open wound. Lynsey explained that she has started altitude training, and she has found it very beneficial to her running. After Lynsey had spoken about her career, we were allowed to ask her questions about different aspects of her journey and get some advice on how to overcome challenges. This was a very enjoyable evening for us all and we learned a lot of lessons from Lynsey.