Today, after Saturday morning training at Herne Hill Velodrome. I went to St George’s Hospital in Tooting, London to have my heart scanned with the foundation CRY.
Thankfully, as last year, everything was all healthy after the painless ECG results came back.
Here is the information from the CRY organisation’s website on why screening is something all young athletes should consider:
“Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. Since it’s formation in 1995, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD). CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by YSCD. CRY promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research. CRY publishes and distributes medical information written by leading cardiologists for the general public. CRY funds specialist referral, screening and cardiac pathology services at leading UK hospitals.”
For me now its another week of solid training, preparing for upcoming races including the N-Fuse North West Youth & Junior Tour