As a PE teacher and qualified B.A.G.A coach in mainstream and schools for the deaf Janet coached pupils to success in Athletics competitions both at County and All England level. Her tireless enthusiasm encouraged even pupils who believed they had no talent for sport to succeed. In her own time she coached at the local stadium, choreographed gym displays for local events and ran her own Gym Club at a junior school, attended by Alisha Dixon. After retiring, She became an active member of the WI and is involved at the heart of her local community helping out with the meals on wheels service during heavy snowfalls. For the past 11 years she has mentored pupils at the Ivel Valley school. and helps with reading at her village school. And this year took part in the 5K Race for life. in 2012 she will be a very energectic 74 year old and would make a really wonderful Olympic torchbearer.