ACCRINGTON athlete Leigh Lennon suffered disappointment after having to withdraw from the European Junior Athletics Championships in Canada this week.
Leigh was set to compete in the 800m looking to get near her two lap personal best of 2.05.93 after coming through tough trials against the top Under 20s in Great Britain.
But she picked up a slight injury and Great Britain bosses decided the heats in Moncton would come too soon for her and could make her injury worse.
Instead she will race in Belfast this weekend and Belgium early in August as it is a big season for the Ribble Valley athlete on the track.
Leigh recently linked up with her mentor Dame Kelly Holmes as part of the ‘On Camp with Kelly’ programme, supported by Aviva.
Leigh, along with other top up-and-coming athletes, were in Kent making use of top facilities in Tonbridge Wells as well as leading sessions for local athletes aged from 11-17.
Leigh said: "The ‘On Camp with Kelly’ camp has mainly been about training and relaxation and I feel it that is benefited us all.
"The training session with the young athletes was great. We helped them all, answered their questions and made sure they had a really great time.
"Overall I think it was very successful and the kids went away very happy and enthusiastic."
Dame Kelly said: "I am very pleased to invite some of the ‘On Camp with Kelly’ athletes to train in my home town and pleased they assisted local young athletes.
"I believe it is very important that the athletes I mentor give something back to the sport and pass on their knowledge to the next generation of athletes as I have done with them."