The Elswick Harrier was also upbeat about his latest OCWK
gettogether, saying: "I loved being part of the programme again."
Holmes chose not to include England in her first OCWK
workshop as she thought others wanted it more.
The Coventry Godiva athlete's week then got even better as she joined 45 youngsters in Birmingham for a cookery masterclass with celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott, as part of the OCWK
Since linking up with the OCWK
network, Smith's progress has been nothing short of amazing.
They were assessed on their attitude, determination and willpower by Dame Kelly, helped by OCWK staff and representatives from UK Athletics.
After successfully completing the camp, the Coventry Kid will become a full member of OCWK and be able to benefit from get-togethers, exhibition races, financial and medical support, plus mentoring from the twice Olympic champion.
Being part of the OCWK
programme has been a huge boost to both the North East girls, especially this year where they have produced some highly impressive performances on their way to pbs.
A total of 17 OCWK
athletes received awards and Dame Kelly said: "It is fantastic to present so many 'On Camp with Kelly' awards as it shows the success of the athletes who are part of the initiative.
"As part of the OCWK
we were treated to a masterclass by UKA head coach Charles van Commenee, which was interesting, and he had a word with us all individually.
Smith is no stranger to OCWK
gettogethers, having initially been handpicked by Holmes to join the initiative in 2007 - and has now attended five training camps.
The On Camp with Kelly (OCWK
) athlete, who competes for Shildon AC, is looking ahead to 2009 with the support of the Human Performance Unit within the Division of Sports Sciences at Northumbria Uni.
After successfully completing the camp, the pair will become full members of the OCWK
and be able to benefit from regular get-togethers, exhibition races, financial and medical support and mentoring from Dame Kelly herself.