Colin prepares for 2011 with new-look website

Colin Griffin's preparations for next year's World Championships, which take place in Daegu, South Korea in late August are in full swing as the Ballinamore athlete has launched a resdesigned website as he builds up for the London 2012 Olympics.

Colin Griffin's preparations for next year's World Championships, which take place in Daegu, South Korea in late August are in full swing as the Ballinamore athlete has launched a resdesigned website as he builds up for the London 2012 Olympics.

Colin, who has spent the last few weeks training in Italy under the guidance of his coach, has redesigned his website as he builds up to the London 2012 Olympics. The redesign of www.colingriffin.ie is much more modern and integrates social media making the site interactive and much more user friendly. The site will provide updates on the life of a top level athlete and includes rotating home page images, competition results, news stories and a gallery to name a few.

Belfast based Primo: Solutions were involved in the revamp and have made the site layout simple and visually aesthetic. This dynamic new website will feature video highlights, social networking tools as well as intriguing inserts from Colin's personal blog.

Easily accessible from the homepage are links to the official Twitter account which has over 200 followers and a sponsors feature who will support the Ballinamore athlete in the lead up to London 2012. Visitors can subscribe to an RSS News feed or 'follow' on Twitter to keep up to date with the latest news.

Colin said "The new website will help me share my preparation for the World Championships in Daegu and indeed the London 2012 Olympics. Primo:Solutions have done a fantastic job as it is visually appealing and easy to navigate for users. I'm looking forward to updating it over the coming months and I hope visitors will be pleased with the new look"

Colin, who won the overall Leitrim Sports Person of the Year Award, had a fantastic summer finishing in 11th place in the gruelling 50K Walk in the European Championships in Barcelona, following a turbulent last 4 weeks as he had to overcome a serious hamstring injury and his participation in the championships was in doubt until the final few days before his 50km race which took place in hot and humid conditions.

Not only was this his highest place in a major championship but he also gained the standard for the World Championships next summer.