Valentina Costa is a middle distance runner who has been working with the expert coaches at Derbyshire Institute of Sport towards a shared vision.
Her goal is to represent Great Britain at a world or European championship.
In this latest video in our athlete conversations series, Valentina shares how she has had help in fuelling for performance, from DIS nutritionist Nicky Gilbert, and how she has channelled pre-competition nerves in a positive way thanks to sports psychologist Dr Phil Clarke.
It's a team effort at DIS and all our team, including physios, strength & conditioning coaches and fellow athletes on programmes, work together to build each other up and maximise results.
If you are interested in finding out how DIS could help you, check out our Become An Athlete page for more details. Our next intake starts in September 2020.