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Olympian Toby Garbett puts Therfield’s Talented Athletes to the test!

Therfield were very fortunate to welcome Toby Garbett, an Olympian and two-time World Champion rower to our school on Wednesday 18th September. Toby first represented Great Britain in 1997 aged 19 and has since competed in five World Championships and attended two Olympic Games. He currently trains with the Great Britain Triathlon team for his age group, competing at the highest level, in addition to running his own health and fitness business. He has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and understanding about what it takes to succeed and he spent a jam packed morning sharing his expertise with a group of talented athletes from years 9 to 11.

The day started with a smoothie-making workshop, with the tastes improving on each attempt! This was followed by a nutritional workshop, touching on the importance of correctly fuelling the body pre and post training sessions. Toby then went through his goal setting for the World Championship Gold Medal in the coxed four in 2000. Students embarked on setting their own future sporting goals, breaking these down into measurable and processed goals to give them a really good understanding of hurdles that they may need to overcome on their sporting journey from Therfield to who knows where….maybe the World/Olympic stage! The day was finished off with the Youth Sport Trust 6-keys to success, a 500m blast on the rowing machine to see if any world records could be broken (Oliver Ayres and Katie Welch heading up the league table) and some Olympic weight lifting with broom sticks to build the correct technique.

Therfield is a Youth Sport Trust Gold Partner School and we signed up to the ‘Sky Sports Living for Sport programme’. Through this link we were able to invite Toby to spend time with a number of our students, who in turn will get the opportunity to share their gained knowledge with other athletes from across the school.

Toby’s story has inspired our students to pursue their dreams. Our sports stars felt they particularly benefitted from the additional knowledge they gained about their current eating habits (and some amendments they may need to make!) together with an increased understanding about the progressive targets they need to meet in order to pursue their ultimate goal. A greatly informative day – thank you Toby!