There’s something a little bullet time about this one.
Took a couple of classes to the EIS in Sheffield. Jessica Ennis-Hill was there training, but well all left her to it and didn’t hassle her (I was dying to get a portrait though). However at one point I did bellow out, “Go on Jess!” to one of my kids who was winning her 60m sprint. A quick thought flashed through my head and I looked round and made eye contact with J. Ennis as she must have heard her name. Oops. She must have thought there was a sad, middle-aged man desperately trying to get her attention…..bet she’s used to it. I think the possible request for a portrait was lost right there and then.
What a great day though, the facility is amazing and it’s a real annual highlight.