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Game-changing experience for MacKay


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Stephen MacKay has swapped Inverness for Switzerland to be part of Laura Muir's training camp in St Moritz. Picture: Gair Fraser
Stephen MacKay has swapped Inverness for Switzerland to be part of Laura Muir's training camp in St Moritz. Picture: Gair Fraser

Scottish 800m silver medallist Stephen MacKay says he has had his eyes opened during his four-week altitude training camp with Britain’s top athlete Laura Muir in St Moritz, which concludes next weekend.

The 26-year-old Inverness Harrier, whose task is to pull Inverness-born Muir round in track sessions at an altitude of 6600 feet, has already learned a lot about the intensity at which it is possible to train – but also that the scope to do this is limited for anyone with a full-time job.

“The intensity has been quite amazing,” he said.

“I’ve trained 1000 times harder here than I’ve ever trained in my entire life. Although my 800 and 1500 personal bests are faster than Laura’s, a lot of the stuff is high volume with a short recovery.

“Also, I always have to be at the front which makes it especially hard work."

Read more in today's Highland News.



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