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I'm Caroline, co-founder of theathleteplace's Parent Hub, and long-suffering Mum of Joe! I’ve followed track & field for decades and love everything about it, so Joe deciding to pursue it as his chosen sport was like winning the lottery! Needless to say, I’ve been there every step of his athletics journey, through the highs and lows and have felt lucky to have been so involved. As a single parent this journey hasn’t always been easy and there have been more than a few difficult times but, overall, the last 10 years have been amazing. Meeting like-minded athlete-parents has definitely been one of the highlights, resulting in several great friendships, friends that totally ‘get’ the issues and emotions and who are equally as excited for each other’s kid’s achievements as they are for their own. My ‘athletics family’. Qualifying as a coaching assistant has given me a better insight into the sport, from a parent’s perspective, ultimately leading to an interest in sport psychology and me returning to university at the grand age of 54 to study a BSc in Psychology (Sport & Exercise) which then led onto an MSc in Applied Exercise & Health Science and me doing a further Diploma in Health Coaching and Nutrition Therapy. I’m passionate about athlete wellbeing and firmly believe that the journey should be an enjoyable and fulfilling one for both athletes and parents.