L to R - Kevin Wilson, Elliot Giles, Roger Black, Neil Sanderson MD Florette UK

Olympic 400m silver medalist Roger Black met the 2011 Florette Lichfield Dash winner Elliot Giles of Birchfield Harriers on his recent visit to Florette’s Fradley UK HQ. He was there to promote this year’s Dash event on Saturday June 30th, the day when the Olympic Torch comes to Lichfield.

Roger Black will be in attendance to support all the races throughout the morning of the 30th and will be offering coaching tips especially to youngsters taking part in the junior races leading up to the Florette Lichfield Dash itself at 12 noon where he’ll be introducing the field of athletes to the crowds in the build up.

Giles was excited to meet such an icon and a hero to millions of athletes worldwide:

Meeting Roger Black was a dream come true and he inspired me with some of the things he said to me, I’m aiming to be at the 2016 Games in Rio, I have an inner drive and ambition to make it and Roger has helped me with his kind words and advice.

Kevin Wilson of KP Events was also pleased to have met a true Olympian:

Roger has inspired athletes all over the globe so for him to want to come to the dash this year and be involved says how important the dash is as an event so closely linked with the Olympic Games spirit and endeavour homed at the 1924 Games.