ONE Wombwell woman had a better-than-ringside seat at the Olympics - as a field official in several events.
Secretary of Wombwell Sporting Athletic Club Janette Tomlins was chosen to represent the area because of the many hours she devotes to coaching, organising and supporting local athletes.
Back home on Monday this week, Janette said she was “shattered but thrilled” by the experience, with abiding memories of the “awesome cheering for every athlete” that was a feature during the entire Games.
Janette was an official during the qualifying rounds of the women’s triple jump, at stages of the women’s heptathlon when Sheffield’s Jess Ennis stormed through to the final, and at shot, and javelin for both men and women.
But she only has a short rest before returning to help out at the Paralympics from August 28 which again, she is much looking forward to.
On her return home, Janette said she was delighted to find several email enquiries about Wombwell Athletic waiting for her, and to hear other committee members had also been receiving interest.
She said: “It will be wonderful if our membership sees a boost because of the Olympics, and there are signs that that could happen