Suffolk: Directors to take inspiration from Olympic hopefuls

SOME of Suffolk’s top athletes, including medal hopefuls for next year’s London Olympic and Paralympic games, will be among the guests at the Institute of Directors’ Suffolk branch autumn dinner next month.

Among the competitors who will be sharing their experiences will be javelin thrower Goldie Sayers from Newmarket, Brian Alldis, a paralympic handcyclist racer from Bury St Edmunds, current world number one compound archer Nicky Hunt, from Kesgrave, and Ipswich born distance runner Helen Decker.

The evening, for which more than 100 business people have already booked although some places remain available, will offer parallels between striving for victory in sport and achieving success in business.

Paul Winter, chairman, IoD Suffolk, said: “The evening will be a fascinating and compelling insight into the lives, hopes and dreams of Olympic athletes”.

The dinner, to be hosted by BBC East Olympics correspondent Shaun Peel, takes place at Hintlesham Hall on October 19. For ticket details and booking, call Caroline Kearney on 07917 699498 or email .