Carlow sprinter Molly Scott was thrilled that she could train throughout lockdown due to her status as an elite athlete.
Scott, who has moved from her home in Carlow to Waterford in order to train with 12-time National champion Phil Healy, is delighted with how the move has gone to date.
She said: “I thought moving would be more difficult, but the transition has been great.”
Scott is also thankful that she gets to work with the 200m Irish record holder Phil Healy and new coach Shane McCormack. Healy credited Scott with pushing her towards qualification for the Olympics.
“There was nowhere better to look than Phil and Shane,” said IT Carlow Law student Scott on changing her coach and training partner.
The Carlow sprinter was complimentary of Phil Healy, saying that she is the standard-bearer for all Irish sprinters.
“Phil shows you what you need to do to reach your potential. She is constantly raising the bar.”
Scott also spoke about how fortunate she felt that her training was not interrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“I trained every day since the lockdown in March. My training hasn’t been impacted at all luckily.”