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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.

Jordan Elliot

Jordan Elliot

GO GOLD Ambassador

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BUCs Finals

Resting for tomorrows finals in Bath, come on MMU

5 days ago

Jordan Elliot

Jordan Elliot

GO GOLD Ambassador

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World University Game

In training for the World University Games in Tapei to be held in August. Very excited

5 days ago

Jordan Elliot

Jordan Elliot

GO GOLD Ambassador

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Senior Team Selection

Just received my selection letter for the England Senior team. First competition is the EU Nations in Poland.

5 days ago

Jordan Elliot

Jordan Elliot

GO GOLD Ambassador

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British Water Polo League

Just finished the season 3rd in the Super 5's top division of polo with Solihull. Great team performance and I finished 5th on the top scorers list.

5 days ago

Eleanor Phoebe Craig

Eleanor Phoebe Craig

GO GOLD Athlete

Made it!!!

Absolutely thrilled to have qualified for the European championships, Under 21 worlds and World Radial Championships.

Thank you GO GOLD for the continued funding, I have now bought a new sail ready for these events and will be upping my training in between exams!

6 days ago

Eleanor Phoebe Craig

Eleanor Phoebe Craig

GO GOLD Athlete

Stokes Bay Qualifier

What a contrast to the other 2 qualifiers, there were 2 metre waves, strong tide and chop driven by the very windy conditions.

It tested the fitness levels of all the competitors and those heavier taller sailors had the advantage.

I finished 8th lady after the second days racing was abandoned as it was too dangerous.

6 days ago

Tre` Thomas

Tre` Thomas

GO GOLD Athlete

Last Indoor Open Meeting

I competed at the last Birmingham Open Meeting on Sunday 19th March 2017. I ran my first 110m Hurdles race of the season. My time was 14.43 seconds which was not a bad time for my first journey over this new distance and height of hurdles. I ended my Indoor season ranked number one in the UK which I was pleased with. Bring on the Outdoors. Thanks for your support.

More Information: http://powerof10.info/rankings/rankinglist.aspx?event=60HU20M&agegroup=U20&sex=M&year=2017

6 days ago

Eleanor Phoebe Craig

Eleanor Phoebe Craig

GO GOLD Athlete

Rutland Grand Prix

At last an event with some wind! Around 12 knots which made for some good hiking!

GP racing is without handicap so I am racing against the full rig sails, and only really have the advantage in very heavy winds 30 knots plus.

When the breeze blew up I had a breakage on my rudder which I managed to temp fix for the last race and gain control of my boat.

Bit gutted to finish 11th, but 1st Radial and Lady.

6 days ago

Eleanor Phoebe Craig

Eleanor Phoebe Craig

GO GOLD Athlete

Worlds Qualifier 2

Really pleased with my racing this weekend, getting the feel of the waves again.

It was very tight racing in light wind conditions and finished in 5th lady position again.

Looking good to be selected!

6 days ago

Lewis George Kerrod

Lewis George Kerrod

GO GOLD Athlete

ESSA's

Last weekend I travelled to Liverpool to compete for the east midlands in the English Schools championships. I had two individual events, the 100+200 fc. In 200fc I swam a seasons best and finished 4th, putting me closer to the British trials time, and in the 100fc I won a shock gold and also achieved the trials time. I was very happy with my swims and finished the weekend off with two good relay swims as well. Looking forward to the Sheffield Premier meet where I will be tapered and can hopefully achieve lots more trials times.

19th Mar, 2017

Lewis George Kerrod

Lewis George Kerrod

GO GOLD Athlete

Counties

During February I competed in the Leicestershire counties. I only swam in 3 events due to being in the middle of a really hard training cycle, the 50+100 fly and the 50fc. Nevertheless I managed to pb in my 50+100 fly, and win the open age group, which is really good as it sets me up well for getting back into fly, and hopefully gaining a British trails time in March. I would like to thanks go gold for the continued support and I'm looking forward to the presentation evening in April.

19th Mar, 2017

Adam Wilkes

Adam Wilkes

GO GOLD Athlete

English schools 11-12 March 2017

Over the 11th/12th March, I represented East Midlands in the English Schools swimming championships in Liverpool. We left Braunstone at 8.00 am and travelled up to Liverpool. I was selected for 100m and 200m backstroke, and backstroke in the medley relay.

I was a bit disappointed with my times on the Saturday - 4 seconds off my pbs for the 200m (2.13) and 100m back in the relay (63). Maybe a long day? On sunday, I did a 61 in the 100 back, which was much better.

Training is going well, so looking forward to the Premier meet next weekend, in Sheffield.

18th Mar, 2017

Dylan Malpas

Dylan Malpas

GO GOLD Ambassador

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Aarons Cup, National Blind League Competition

April see lots of game play approaching, preparing us to be game ready for the Euro's

Turkey are over for 3 international friendlies held at the RNC, which closely follows the Aaron's Cup, the cup competition within the National Blind League. Turkey will also be staying to play within this competition.

#RoadtoBerlin2017

17th Mar, 2017

Dylan Malpas

Dylan Malpas

GO GOLD Ambassador

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Road to Berlin

In August we play in the European Championship in Berlin. This is where we will put all this hard work into practice. We as a unit are strong and have been training hard.

The support i have via this programme makes this all possible

#RoadtoBerlin2017

17th Mar, 2017

Dylan Malpas

Dylan Malpas

GO GOLD Ambassador

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National Blind League

The domestic Blind League continues alongside my normal training and England Camps. We play alongside development players to aid there development alongside our own.

We are now 4 fixtures into the league with West Brom leading coming into the last fixture in March

17th Mar, 2017

Saffron Betts

Saffron Betts

GO GOLD Athlete

Top 3 in the country!

After a long weekend in Bournemouth, some tough games and a broken leg, we did it. Getting to the semi finals and sadly losing to Northumbria. Unfortunately the weekend didn't come without it's injuries. Sadly one of my teammates broke her leg in the second game but it should be an easy recovery. I have loved playing with the team this season and its sad it's all over for this year. On the bright side, it's beach season now!!

17th Mar, 2017

Andrew John Stamp

Andrew John Stamp

GO GOLD Ambassador

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Great to meet Leics & Rutland gymnasts yesterday

Training is continuing with the competition season due to start next month. I spent a great day yesterday at Rutland Health Hub talking to the gymnasts competing in the LRS Rutland & Leicestershire School Games. I loved watching how dedicated you all were. It was good to meet you all and congratulations to all those competing yesterday and keep up the great work.

16th Mar, 2017

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

GO GOLD Athlete

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English Schools Swimming Association Championships

I spent last weekend in Liverpool, swimming in the ESSA's inter-divisional championships. It was great to be part of the East Midlands team and I really enjoyed my time with them. I was very pleased to get a bronze medal in the 100m Fly. The Team Managers were fantastic and we were looked after really well- Thanks!

16th Mar, 2017

Evan Blackman

Evan Blackman

GO GOLD Athlete

16 march 2017

This month I have been increasing the amount of training I have been doing. I have also been practicing my block starts and I am competing at the end of this month.

16th Mar, 2017

Emma Achurch

Emma Achurch

GO GOLD Ambassador

Injury and Recovery

Unfortunately following the British Indoor Team Trials and a hard winters worth of training, I have suffered a muscular injury to my left hip. This has meant that I have not been able to race walk for a month, but have still been able to cross train. The Watt Bike has become my new 'best friend'! After physio sessions it is starting to get a lot better, and tomorrow I hope to race walk for the first time in what feels like a very long time! I'm looking forward to building back up my race walking fitness and athletic endurance.

15th Mar, 2017

Michaella Jade Glenister

Michaella Jade Glenister

GO GOLD Athlete

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ESSAs

Last weekend I travelled to Liverpool as part of the East Midlands team. It was a very successful meet for me and I competed in the intermediate 200IM, 200back, 400IM, 800free, and the senior relays. I was able to PB in all my events and won all my individual events except the 800 where I came second. I also managed to get my GB trials time for my 200IM. In my 400IM I was able to break the English schools record.

15th Mar, 2017

Isaac Akers

Isaac Akers

GO GOLD Ambassador

Harborough Go Gold Event

I recently attended a Go Gold celebration event for athletes in the Harborough area. Talented athletes from a wide range of different sports received their funding awards at the council offices. It was great to hear about their achievements and ambitions for the future.

Thanks Go Gold for continuing to support the development of young athletes in Leicestershire.

15th Mar, 2017

Chris Mcmillan

Chris Mcmillan

GO GOLD Athlete

End of the Cross Country Season

I have a very good Cross Country season this year; the last race of the season being the Inter County Championships. I ran for Leicestershire and Rutland ,this is my second time running for the county coming in 174th place, this made me the 6th counter for the team which I am happy with but not a new P B. Next stop, track season. Bring it on.

15th Mar, 2017

Amy Griffiths

Amy Griffiths

GO GOLD Athlete

Inter Counties

I ran on Saturday at the Inter Counties race for Leicestershire & Rutland at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough in the Senior women's race. It was a better race for me and I was pleased to finish in 11th place. What was pleasing was that I beat people who had beaten me at the Nationals and the gaps between the winner and other athletes was a lot less this time and so I can see that I am progressing.

I am looking forward to transitioning to the track now.

14th Mar, 2017

Amy Griffiths

Amy Griffiths

GO GOLD Athlete

English National Cross Country Championships

I ran at the English National Cross Country Championships at Wollaton Park, Nottingham in the Senior women's race. It was horrendously muddy and it wasn't the best conditions for my long legs but I came 15th and I was really pleased with this as it was over 8k and it shows that my endurance levels are starting to come through now. It's still not perfect but it's starting to come together - finally!

14th Mar, 2017

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Partners

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