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I attended the England U17's camp in mid December and then finally got back on the pitch again for Leicester.
Christmas came and of course everything has since stopped. I was able to train with the Women's 1st team for a while in January but now we are waiting for guidance from the FA about Elite status before I can continue.
Also UEFA have cancelled the Women's U17's Euros for this year so that's a big blow. Hopefully England will arrange a few friendlies later in the year!
Meanwhile as all normal team training is cancelled our LCFC Women reserves and U18's are fund raising for numerous charities with a distance challenge.
Each player is running for their own charity. I am running for Heart Link. They support the Children's Cardiac Care Unit at Glenfield Hospital and do some amazing work to help very ill children and their families!
I am proud to support them!
More Information: justgiving.com
Due to the new lockdown I have been training at home, following the England U18s strength and conditioning programme really trying to make some physical gains before getting back to playing. Luckily I have been able to buy some decent gym equipiment at home to enhance my physical progress. Hopefully the season will continue soon.
Over the Christmas holidays I got out on the water training in my laser again after my first term in Durham, I also got back cycling, and continued to run everyday. I am back in Durham for the 3rd national lockdown, and am running everyday.
Very excited to announce that I have been selected onto the Swim England National Performance Squad looking towards creating the team for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022. This is another big achievement for me and I'm really excited to get racing and prepare for this big opportunity.
More Information: swimming.org
Happy new year everyone!
I received the news yesterday that the world championships in Australia will be postponed until 2022, this means that the European championships have been brought forward and will take place in England this coming August! The primary focus of my training now is to rostrum in the European championship and to win the British championships after getting 2nd in 2019 (there was no event in 2020). I’ve become quite efficient and setting up the wheelie bins as a squat rack now too! HAHA
So, I guess we are back to square one, no school and no swimming.
At the moment, we are doing online school and then zoom workouts before and after school for swimming. Online school is not as bad as I thought it might be but it’s not great and it’s annoying that we can not swim again until maybe the end of March. It’s tough but it just needs to be worked through and hopefully this will be the last time we get put into lockdown 🤞🏻
Things were going well until tier 4 arrived again and then another lockdown. We are back to training in our bubble for cycling and running which is still better than training on your own.
Targets- 5K run time trial keep me motivated hoping for a PB. The key thing is to stay positive, it won't be too long this time hopefully. I just hope competition this year goes ahead in some form.
I have been training hard with my coaches and have continued to improve both my game and fitness.
During December I was still not allowed to go to my weekly training session at Badminton England due to tier restrictions.
I was due to attend England training in Sheffield on the 29th December but unfortunately that was cancelled due to the snow. This was then followed by the news of the Tier 4 restrictions which meant my last day on court was the 30th December.
I will now be back to doing Zoom sessions to keep my fitness levels up for when I can get back on court.
In December I have been doing judo and workouts online, for example with my national squad team we did the 7 days of Christmas workout where each day we would do a 40 minute session. On the last judo session we dressed up Christmassy and did a fun workout. With Leicester judo club we did a 15 day of Christmas workout all in one session where we did some fitness related and judo related exercises. For example, number one would be a sit up so you would do a sit up number two would be a press up position into a judo hold down then back to number one then number two and then start number three. With my judo club we did a fun quiz and also had judo face masks made for our judo club delivered by post to us and some chocolates too!
Wishing everyone at Go Gold and all the sponsored athletes a healthy, happy and successful 2021
Happy new year, everyone! It is safe to say that I am glad to see the back of 2020 for too many reasons to count, but I am, like many, set on making 2021 a year to remember for the right reasons!
I will be going out later on for my first miles of the new year, and I wish everyone the best for this year.
Thank you to Go Gold for their support over the past year. It has been gratefully received and I look forward to a time we can compete again as a Go Gold athlete!