The 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.

Thomas Dixon

Thomas Dixon

GO GOLD Athlete

lockdown again

17 hours ago

As we start the new year we are faced with another lockdown. Getting into a routine as soon as possible helps me get a good ballance of training and school work. Yet again we are out of the pools, so time to focus on cycling and running a bit more. I use this time at home to continue to improve everything I have been working on last year like, S&C and flexibility, and I will continue to improve and I think we all hope of a better year and a chance to compete again.

Ben Higgins

Ben Higgins

GO GOLD Athlete

January lockdown.

17 hours ago

January hasn’t been the easiest start to the year, lockdown meaning training is compromised again and we have had to adapt yet again to not being able to do certain parts of my normal training. Making the best of things though!

Charlotte Allen

Charlotte Allen

GO GOLD Athlete

More lockdown😩

1 day ago

As we start 2021 we are in lockdown again and not back at college and back to online learning. Looking forward to the world becoming back to normal !!! Training continues for me including weights sessions and lots of runs!! I am missing playing actual matches so much!

But my netball club is back to running on lines sessions 3 times a week so I'm keeping busy and training hard!

Elliot Hardman

Elliot Hardman

GO GOLD Athlete

FINALLY TRAINING!!!

1 day ago

So happy to be back in Sheffield training with the GB lot, hands are ripped to shreds but it's all worth it to be able to get in my chair and shoot on a proper court.

Tom Moorhouse

Tom Moorhouse

GO GOLD Athlete

Lockdown training

3 days ago

As we are back in lockdown, as a squad we are unable to train on the pitch, therfore we have had many online calls with the England and Loughborough squad. I have also set up a gym in the garage, so have been doing daily sessions in there so i can keep in peak strength and fitness for when i return.

Mackenzie Smith

Mackenzie Smith

GO GOLD Athlete

Charity Run for Heart Link to support Glenfield Hospital's Children's Cardiac Care Unit

5 days ago

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

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Yuvraj Singh Bhuhi

Yuvraj Singh Bhuhi

GO GOLD Athlete

Lockdown training again

6 days ago

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.

Gemma Mcdonnell

Gemma Mcdonnell

GO GOLD Athlete

Back into lockdown

13th Jan, 2021

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.

Michaella Jade Glenister

Michaella Jade Glenister

GO GOLD Ambassador

Commonwealth Games 2022

12th Jan, 2021

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

Elizabeth Rigley

Elizabeth Rigley

GO GOLD Ambassador

Upcoming events

12th Jan, 2021

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

William Bell

William Bell

GO GOLD Ambassador

England Swimming Team

11th Jan, 2021

At last, something to look forward to! Excited to share that I have been included in the list of swimmers who will form the new look Team England Swimming ahead of the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham. Looking forward to working towards this massive goal

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Carys O'Reilly

Carys O'Reilly

GO GOLD Athlete

Lockdown, again

9th Jan, 2021

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 🤞🏻

Tom Hattee

Tom Hattee

GO GOLD Athlete

January Training

6th Jan, 2021

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.

Carly Stevenson

Carly Stevenson

GO GOLD Athlete

Dec 2020

1st Jan, 2021

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.

Charlotte Haines

Charlotte Haines

GO GOLD Athlete

December Judo lockdown

1st Jan, 2021

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!

William Bell

William Bell

GO GOLD Ambassador

Happy New Year

1st Jan, 2021

Wishing everyone at Go Gold and all the sponsored athletes a healthy, happy and successful 2021

Rosie Timlock

Rosie Timlock

GO GOLD Athlete

A New Start

1st Jan, 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!

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