|Flying out of the blocks - some of the squad in training at Clermont today|
"Olympic year always gives that extra thrill to track and field," said John, "and this group are very motivated - not to mention confident - to get going this season. It's only the elite few who actually get to a major Games, but the sense of excitement is very contagious at every level in the sport.
"As usual we've had a couple of niggles this time round, but the support we have here is exceptional with physio' Dr John Allen, and Strength and Conditioning guru Mark Stanton, who also provides soft tissue treatment.
"That said, unlike previous years, there has been minimal demand for massage therapy, and most of the group are in pretty good shape, so all the indications are good for a summer season. We have only 8 weeks when we return to the UK before the Olympic trials and British Championships!"
More images from today's session...
|David Bolarinwa (left) and Oweka Wanogho in action|
during Stateside training
|Niclas Baker is back with Trackspeed1-UK after studying in Leeds|
University for the past year, and looking like
a great prospect over 400m!
|Coach John Powell gives video feedback during a session at Clermont|
this morning as the group gradually gear up for summer.
|Piers Chen in action earlier today|
|Sam Imhogiemhe is quickly overcoming an initial hamstring|
niggle to rejoin mainstream training next week.