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John Lane reflects on 2015 and looks ahead to 2016

Jean Pickering Olympic Scholarship recipient, decathlete John Lane, reflects on 2015 and looks ahead to 2016

2015 has been the most frustrating and challenging year to date.  After Commonwealth Games in 2014 I learnt that I had a knee injury which needed time to recover thus writing off any chance of an indoor season in 2015.

With my recovery improving and training looking promising I was able to compete at Gotzis and finish the decathlon in May off limited training. Although the score was low and I may not of performed to my best, the fact that I was back competing again was a great positive for me.

After that decathlon it was more frustrating news when I discovered I needed a small procedure on my knee that would put me out for the remainder of the 2015 season all together.

It’s nearly the end of the 2015 calendar year and I’m happy to write that the procedure looks like it was a success and I’m back into winter training for the 2016 season.

I couldn’t have got through this, the most challenging year of my career, without the continued support of RPMF and the help of the Jean Pickering scholarship.  I’m very grateful for everything they do for me and consider myself extremely lucky to be backed and supported by such a professional and generous foundation.

See you next season!


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