Solihull pole vaulter Rowan May plots comeback

SOLIHULL pole vaulter Rowan May says his return to full fitness could not have gone any better as he prepares to make his comeback from a debilitating knee injury.

The 16-year-old tore the patella tendon in his knee last October, forcing him into a lengthy lay-off that ruined his summer season.

But May, who trains with Halesowen pole-vault coach Pete Hill but competes for Birchfield Harriers, is now less than a month from completing his lay-off.

During his time away from the track, the pole-vaulter kept up the conditioning work needed to twist and contort the body over the bar, working out six times a week while also finishing his GCSEs at Arden School in Knowle.

“The comeback could not have gone any better,” he said.

“I’ve worked on my strength and have probably become a fitter athlete due to my injury because I’ve been able to work on those areas,” he revealed.

May is also a Lloyds TSB Local Hero, a partnership with SportsAid, which provides support and funding to 346 of Britain’s most talented developing athletes on their journey to London 2012 and beyond.

By: Ross Crawford


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