From embracing change to learning French… some of Britain’s top track and field athletes reveal their New Year’s resolutions

English discus record-holder and Rio Olympian Jade Lally

“My New Year’s resolution is to make everything count. I think we have limited time to enjoy things and make things happen, so it will be to work hard and make the efforts count in working towards that goal. No matter what it is, whether it is sporting or not.”

Olympic 200m fourth-placer Adam Gemili
“My New Year’s resolution is to enjoy the coming year even more so than the last one. Continue to be happy and enjoy my sport in the hopes of making my family and friends proud.”

“My New Year’s resolution is to make everything count” – Jade Lally

Olympic 5000m finalist Eilish McColgan
“I don’t really make New Year’s resolutions but I would say to continue to listen to my body and let that dictate my training rather than a fixed schedule.”

Olympic 4x100m relay bronze medallist Asha Philip
“My New Year’s resolution is to be able to speak French fluently. 2017 is my year to learn the language of love.”

Paralympic, world and European gold medallist thrower Aled Davies
“I just remind myself to ensure I enjoy all the special moments I work hard for.”

British 10,000m champion and Rio Olympian Jessica Martin (née Andrews)
“I don’t normally make New Year’s resolutions, although last year at midnight me and my (now) husband said that we would make this the best year yet. I went to the Olympics and got married, so if we can have a year half as good as the last then we’d be happy.”

British indoor 200m champion Louise Bloor
“Having gone through this past year, it’s focusing on making more time for me. Juggling work and training has been a difficult one. Getting that life balance has been quite hard. I think if you get that right then hopefully everything else will follow.”

“My resolution is to embrace change rather than being scared of it” – Joasia Zakrzewski

Rio hammer Olympian Mark Dry
“My New Year’s resolution is just to fix my hip! To not give up and fix my hip.”

World indoor long jump bronze medallist and Rio Olympian Lorraine Ugen
“I think my resolution for next year is that if I want something or I have ideas on how to improve myself, my brand, my life then I should go out there and work on how I can do it for myself. To help myself and research further how I can be a better person, instead of waiting for others to do it for me.”

IAU 100km World Championships bronze medallist Joasia Zakrzewski
“My resolution is to embrace change rather than being scared of it. It may be time to try something new or something different… You don’t regret what you do, only what you don’t do!”

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