Rio Olympian visits Victoria Park AC in Glasgow

Victoria Park AC Athletes with Beth Potter

Beth Potter, Team GB 10,000m runner, stopped off at Scotstoun Stadium last week to visit Victoria Park AC Disability Group. The group is currently coached by Beth’s sister Sarah Potter along with coaches Becky Dunphy, Peter MacGregor and Linda Innes.

There was much excitement at the prospect of a visit from a member of Team GB and ex-VP athlete, Beth.

Seven of the group have been selected for the Special Olympics in Sheffield in 2017 and they were very impressed and inspired by their new role model.

Beth has just returned from the Olympics in Rio and she kindly donated some of her GB training gear and her vest number to the club.

The U11’s, U13’s and U15’s were also very excited by her presence and insisted on autographs and selfies before they allowed Beth to go home.

Beth spent 90 minutes at the trackside and made lots of new fans. She’ll be returning to training very soon to prepare for her next target, which will be the World Championships in London.