A HALESOWEN girl whose talent was spotted by James Cracknell and Ben Fogle when she was on holiday in Cornwall - is about to represent the West Midlands in Javelin.

Elise Lambert was throwing stones into the sea at St Mawes when James Cracknell and his former wife Beverley Turner, along with Ben Fogle, noticed she had a huge throw.

Olympic rowing gold medallist James and adventurer Ben were holidaying at the spot with their families at the time, back in 2017.

Elise's mum Vicky Lambert said: "Elise was throwing stones into the sea when she was approached by Olympic Rower James Cracknall and his wife Beverly Turner, who were also on holiday with Ben Fogle and his family.

"They both were amazed at how good her throwing skills where.

"She then went onto have a throwing competition with Ben, which she won!

"People are amazed when we tell them - it's a good story to tell!"

James e mailed former British javelin thrower and Olympic medallist Goldie Sayers, who Elise met with in January 2018 for a training session, and the rest is history.

Elise, of Summerfields Avenue in Hurst Green, now trains at Loughborough University and is a member of Halesowen Athletics Club.

The 16-year-old is all set to represent the West Midlands in Javelin at the English Schools Athletics Championships on Friday (July 12) and Saturday (July 13) at the Alexander stadium in Birmingham.

Elise only started competing this year and last month came first at the prestigious Masons trophy and set a new personal best of 36 metres.

Elise, who lives with her parents Vicky and Chris Lambert and little sister Millie Lambert, aged 14, has just left Perryfields High in Oldbury and hopes to attend Halesowen College to do sports studies.

Vicky said: "We are really proud of her - to be representing the the West Midlands is brilliant."