David Moorcroft, the former world 5,000m record holder, who is a regional ambassador for London 2012, was also in attendance.
It was fantastic to be talked about as a potential member of Team GB and for people to be tipping me as a future medallist.
I was accompanied by my Sporting Mentor at St Peter’s High School, Mr Gilson. We were met at Euston then escorted by members of the London Organising Committee to the sixth-floor media flat overlooking the Park where we were introduced to the dignitaries including Jonathan. He was so pleasant and helpful. He and David made me feel so much at ease that the experience of dealing with a whole host of radio and television microphones and cameras did not seem daunting at all.
Seeing the Olympic site in full flow was an amazing experience – not to mention the fact that the previous day Her Majesty the Queen had been in the same position as me. Being asked to address all the dignitaries and heads of businesses was a daunting experience but having completed all the interviews and photographs we were then taken on a guided tour around the site. This clearly put into perspective what a massive operation the Olympic site is, and how fantastic the finished article will be.
I was completely overwhelmed by the size of the dumper trucks which passed us at regular intervals. The structures of the many different venues gradually being completed with the setting sun in the background created a magical effect.
All too soon the visit was over and everyone was rushing to catch trains and tubes from wherever they came – but it was a day that will live long in my memory and affirmed my aspirations to become an Olympic champion.