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The 2017 GO GOLD Podium Athletes aim to blog about their competitions and training sessions at least once a month to keep LRS updated on their progress.

Clicking on an athlete will also give you access to their individual profile and updates.

Hope Warner

Hope Warner

GO GOLD Ambassador

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Superseries Tennis Finals

Yesterday I went to the Tennis School Games Super-Series finals to watch and talk to the children competing in it. The standard was amazing and they were all lovely to speak to. Really enjoyed seeing the competitive environment in which these young players play and was really nice to hand out medals to them at the end.

18 hours ago

Alex Haines

Alex Haines

GO GOLD Athlete

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Belgium 3

3rd racing trip to Belgium and an evening criterium on Saturday followed by a classic 70km race on Sunday at Kluisbergen. The photo shows me just losing 2nd place despite my crazy lunge. This was after 70 kms of hard racing and so I was pleased to even be able to contest the sprint. The winner - Netherlands national TT champ. That is it for Belgium as an under 16. I have raced 6 tough races and not been lower than 5th - I have got to be pleased with that!

20 hours ago

Bryony Cutforth

Bryony Cutforth

GO GOLD Athlete

Training

I had an amazing time last night practising okuri-ashi-barai. Also, thank you for making me Athlete of the Week at the start of the month. My next competition is The West of England Age Band Open in July and I'm looking forward to fighting again.

23 hours ago

Alex Schlindwein

Alex Schlindwein

GO GOLD Athlete

Training going well

After finally finishing exams, I am back to training! It is off season now, so lots of hard work to be done before the first competition in the summer.

1 day ago

Emma Achurch

Emma Achurch

GO GOLD Ambassador

British Grand Prix of Race Walking

This Sunday was my first race back after a difficult few months. At the start of the year I was injured for around 12 weeks, and recently I've been finding it tough going psychologically after finishing my University exams. However, I was determined to race- even if it was only over 5km! I finished 3rd in the Women's race in a slow time, however I was just really pleased that I could finish and keep a positive mindset throughout. I hope to build up fitness over the summer so that I can come back next season happy, strong and healthy:)

1 day ago

William Bell

William Bell

GO GOLD Athlete

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European Youth Olympic Festival - Gyor, Hungary

I am proud to share the news that I have been selected by the British Olympic Association and British Swimming to represent Great Britain in the pool at EYOF, Gyor July 2017. I cannot wait to be part of the multi sport Team GB travelling out on the 22nd, competing from 23-29th. What an exciting week it will be meeting fellow Team GB athletes and racing at such a massive event.

https://www.britishswimming.org/news/latest-swimming-news/future-stars-selected-gyor-2017/

2 days ago

Becky Noon

Becky Noon

GO GOLD Athlete

End of exams

After completing my final exams this summer I have now completed my Coaching and Sports Science degree at Nottingham Trent University and I will be graduating with first class honours in a bachelor of science, which I am extremely happy about! I have secured an internship at Nottingham Forest Football club where I will be working part time as a Sports Scientist, alongside training to be a S&C coach with Sport981, giving me busy time ahead post graduation, which I am excited to begin!

2 days ago

James Reseigh

James Reseigh

GO GOLD Athlete

Looking forward to full time training again

After a busy few weeks of my GCSE exams I am looking forward to getting back to training full time.

I did have England Squad training at the beginning of the month but reduced some of my training due to revision.

I am attending a team competition and representing the Midland area this coming weekend.

Thanks again

2 days ago

Candice Louise Hall

Candice Louise Hall

GO GOLD Athlete

54TH SETTE COLLI MEET 23 TO 25 JUNE 2017 IN ROME

I travelled to Rome on 22 June with the Loughborough National Squad to compete in the Sette Colli Meet. I entered 3 events, 200 freestyle, 400 IM and 200 backstroke. The time in the 200 freestyle was just off my PB, but considering we are still in hard training I was pleased with this. In the 400 IM I came 3rd in the 'B' final and in the 200 backstroke I came 5th in the 'B' final. The competition was very strong but I was pleased with my swims.

2 days ago

James Teagle

James Teagle

GO GOLD Ambassador

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Elite European Triathlon Championships

After a productive season so far I was selected for the European Elite Championships at the last minute. I was targeting U23 Elite European Championships so this was a big step. I raced for what ever I could get. I did not have the greatest race but ran well from 2nd pack to finish 21st (So within the top 3rd of the starters). I also was part of the mixed relay team that came 5th (This is a new Olympic event now!). Racing and training in the right direction. Next race U23 elite Europeans.

2 days ago

James Teagle

James Teagle

GO GOLD Ambassador

British National TriathlonChamps

A week after Madrid World Cup my legs were always going to hurt. Managed to breakaway when it came down to the run. In the end it was a 3 way sprint for the medals. My legs were not quite recovered enough for a real high intensity sprint so I couldn't quite kick like I would normally so I finished 3rd. Still an acceptable result.

2 days ago

Caitlin Roper

Caitlin Roper

GO GOLD Athlete

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Elite Junior European Triathlon Championships

As my first major championships as a Junior, I put a lot of effort into preparing, wanting a top 15 finish.

I had a good start, getting clear water but after 200m, the swim turned violent, having my hat and goggles pulled off.

I had a good T1, making up places after the swim, getting with a good group of girls on the bike.

We caught many cyclists over the 20km, by the end forming the third pack.

Going onto the run I felt strong for the first 1km but then started to feel ill, unable to push myself further, finishing 27th.

2 days ago

Rohan Bhuhi

Rohan Bhuhi

GO GOLD Athlete

England U18

I am happy to have been selected for the summer series away against Germany and Belgium coming up next month.

I have also been selected for the 6 nations which takes place in the middle of July in Nottingham. I am really looking forward to these international games hopefully we can get some wins.

2 days ago

Elliott Powell

Elliott Powell

GO GOLD Ambassador

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Mid-season Update

Since the Loughbough International I have raced in London at a BAL running 21.17 from lane 2 and then at the Midlands champs came away with two silvers in the 100m & 200m running 10.37 & 20.73, both windy. At the national under 23 champs I ran well in the heats, semis and final but stepped on the line in the 200m so got DQ in the final after coming close 2nd running 20.67. On the British Champs next week, feeling ready for it, BBC2 2.15pm if you'd like to watch.

More Information: http://www.runjumpthrow.com/videos/21600

3 days ago

Ben Dijkstra

Ben Dijkstra

GO GOLD Ambassador

Racing between exams...

Midway through a busy period for me with A-level exams, I managed to squeeze in a short trip down to Bedford for the National 3000m Championships. It was an exciting race, with the leader having a 12 second lead with only 1km to go but I was able to close the gap and move into the lead with 100m to go. What made the whole feeling even nicer was that one of my best mates crossed the finish line third so it was great to share the podium together. Next up, a triathlon on the 1st July in the Netherlands!

3 days ago

Michaella Jade Glenister

Michaella Jade Glenister

GO GOLD Athlete

EYOF

I am so pleased to have been selected to represent Team GB at the European Youth Olympics Festival in Györ, Hungary. I will be flying out on the 22nd of July and competing from the 23rd to the 29th. I'm really looking forward to being part of Team GB and getting the experience of competing in such a huge competition and staying with athletes from other sports.

More Information: http://www.swimming.org/sport/english-swimmers-selected-european-youth-olympic-festival/

3 days ago

Kieran Louis Wheatley

Kieran Louis Wheatley

GO GOLD Athlete

Training and trials

Training towards British Nationals, working hard to tweak strokes. Went for a trial at City of Sheffield ready for when I go to university in September. Thanks to Russ and his swimmers for being so supportive.

3 days ago

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

GO GOLD Athlete

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National qualifying times

I was really pleased with my times at the East Midlands Championships as it was the last meet in the Nationals Qualifying window. I managed to get 6 qualifying times for the British Championships in July 2017 and this is what I have been striving to achieve since the beginning of the season in September 2016. I hope to do well at the British Nationals and have been training hard and trying to alter my nutrition to achieve the best results I can.

3 days ago

Andrew John Stamp

Andrew John Stamp

GO GOLD Ambassador

Time to consolidate

After a busy few weeks of domestic and international competition I have got some time to concentrate on training. So this means reassessing what I'm doing and what I need to achieve before my next competition which is the British Championships in Liverpool. I've also just had confirmation that I will be competing for GB out in Portugal in the Loule Cup again this year.

3 days ago

Laura May Kaletha

Laura May Kaletha

GO GOLD Athlete

Training hard in the gym

It is a quiet time of year for gymnastics competitions but Laura is continuing to train hard in the gym ready for the start of the next competition season. She has been working hard to build up her previous foot injury by doing lots of conditioning exercises 👍

3 days ago

Zoe King

Zoe King

GO GOLD Athlete

Summer Training

Great to finish my exams and get back into training.

Just entered my first two tournaments in Bulgaria - for mid August, plus associated training camp. So will be away for nearly three weeks in total.

Getting to the gym as much as I can plus on court - did a marathon 4 hour session yesterday - both gym and court work!

3 days ago

Niamh Rebecca Noble

Niamh Rebecca Noble

GO GOLD Athlete

Not much fencing recently

The start of June has been a slow month. Not a lot of training as exams were still going, tried to fit in club nights and training around revision. No competitions this month to concentrate on the exams.

Over the summer I will be training regularly and competing. Nationals are looming which is a busy weekend for the cadet and junior rankings. Despite the little training I hope to have a good performance that will improve my rankings.

Summer will provide a good opportunity to work on smaller issues and really concentrate on fitness as build up for cadet season in October.

3 days ago

Alex Harris

Alex Harris

GO GOLD Athlete

Training for England

During the last month I have been training for the upcoming Home Internationals, British Open and European Championships to be held in Scotland in July, where I will be representing the England Junior Team. As captain I have also been organizing the team and getting everything prepared to allow the team to compete. Hopefully this year we can build on last years success in the Home International and win all three.

3 days ago

Owen Thomas Lightfoot

Owen Thomas Lightfoot

GO GOLD Athlete

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Doncaster Grand Prix

The Doncaster Crit is a race around the centre of the town on a short technical circuit with tight corners. The race attracts a large field of riders. I didn't have the best start and missed the lead group who managed to get away. I was in the second group of about six riders with my team mate Bryn. The two of us attacked and managed to get away. Working together we opened up a gap on the group behind but we didn't manage to catch the small group in front. I finished 6th in a good tough race.

More Information: http://www.doncastercyclefest.com/doncaster-cycle-festival-2017-results/

3 days ago

Niall Harris

Niall Harris

GO GOLD Athlete

Hard work starts

After finishing all my exams I'm getting back into my off season training. Time to get ready for next year!!

4 days ago

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  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • County Sport Network
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Loughborough University
    Equality Standard
  • Melton Borough Council
    Sport England
  • Harborough District Council
    QUEST
  • Blaby District Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Age UK L&R
    Safeguarding
  • British Heart Foundation
    Rutland County Council
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    Leicester City Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council