THIS IS A pivotal time for some of the star track athletes in the borough. Hayley McLean from Hassenbrook School who runs for Chelmsford AC made great strides last year as she won the All-England 300m hurdles title beating all the girls a year above her.
Now, Hayley is a Year 11 student and has the european and world championships in her site.
These are now the vital years for an athlete who aspires to greater things. Like middle distance runner Jessica Judd it is all about timing and not being pushed into the senior ranks too quickly.
One thing is certain, Hayley is very very grateful for all the help and understanding she has received from her school.
YT spoke to Hayley about her hopes.