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I ran in the 800m at the Watford Open on Wednesday and although it was a bit of a scrappy race because I was the only girl, I felt really strong and was so pleased to come away with a PB. I've got another 800m coming up before I head to the British Champs to compete in the 1500m.
I am really pleased to have qualified for five events at the British summer championships this year. I was able to achieve this by competing at the regional youth competition where I swam a season's best time in the 200m breaststroke and a PB in my 50m breaststroke and 50m freestyle. This is a huge achievement for me as I have had a few struggles this year including a shoulder injury at the beginning of the year and studying for my GCSE's, which I just finished last week. I believe my GCSE's have gone well and I have worked hard throughout to achieve the best results possible. I will find out how I have done at the end of August.
I'm still taking my GCSE's and fitting training in too. So I have not competed recently. However I'm off to Switzerland in a couple of weeks for the Nissen Cup and really looking forward to this. I did visit the NIA where British Gymnastics had the regional Team Finals on, at the weekend. This was a great competition and I was lucky enough to meet lots of gymnasts on the day and was invited to present the medals. Well done to everyone that competed. Now back to studying...
Back on form this time around, finishing 8th at round 5 and 10th in round 6. The new frame and I are certainly working well together. And what an amazing new facility it is in Glasgow, it's always a pleasure to race on a new track. Despite the torrential rain and extreme heat of the sun in-between showers it was a great visit to Scotland.
Now to keep the training ramping up as the European Championship is only a few weeks away.
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Having finished my first year of university last week, I am now back to balancing a part time job and full time training. Finishing University was a great relief as balancing a job, my sport and a degree can be very challenging, however having completed all the courseworks and sat all the exams, my full focus goes back to bobsleigh as I prepare for training and push camps in bath and hopefully abroad this summer!
I have just come back from Spain, where I played level doubles and mixed doubles. My performance wasn't quite up to the standard I would have liked it to be, so I am now pushing even harder over the summer to make sure I can pick myself back up in the next tournament.
I have been really unwell with tonsillitis for the last few weeks and had to have 2 courses of antibiotics as it didn't go away completely after the first lot! This has affected my training massively as I basically haven't been able to do much at all. I competed at the midland championships but probably shouldn't have as I was far from 100%, I came away with a silver medal in the 400mH but ran a time which showed I was not fully fit at all. Based on this my coach and I decided I would not run the 400mH at the national champs this weekend and I just did the 200m just for fun instead as it doesn't take nearly so much out of me.
I'm now starting to get back to normal and am beginning a 4 week training block heading into English Schools in July.
Arguably one of the toughest races on the UK Women's racing calendar for being renowned for its undulating terrain and off road sectors. This year it certainly lived up to its reputation. Having only lasted around an hour last year before being pulled I was determined to finish the race, I even managed a course recce with the East Midland junior boys several days prior.
First time into Owston I was pleased to be sitting in the top 10 of around 100 starters but just after halfway I crashed just before the Sommerburg sector. Despite mounting my bike quickly I soon realised I had a problem with my chain which I managed to eventually sort out but by then I'd lost contact with the chasing group. I finished 29th out of 43 finishers.
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I was due to compete at Bedford on 17th June 2018 at the U20 Outdoor Championships and World Trials. Unfortunately I slightly pulled my hamstring at the Midlands Championships the week before. After consulting with my Physio and coach we had to make the decision not to run which is a massive disappointment. The Qualifying time for the World Juniors was 13.65 seconds and my best so far this outdoor season is 13.69 seconds. I now have to put that behind me and get fit and healthy for the next competition.
More Information: thepowerof10.info
Today I competed in Bedford for the European Youth Trials in U18 100m hurdles. I came fourth with a time of 13.87secs which was only 0.07secs off the qualifying time. I was a bit disappointed but am ready to work hard for my next big competition.
This competition was amazing I was in 4 events and I was so happy with my results I got a 45 second PB in my 200IM I got a 5 second PB on my 100m backstroke wich I came 7th overall and made into a final and the a 3 second PB on my 100m freestyle on my 50m butterfly I got DQ'd but I know what I need to do next time but the best thing was I qualified for the Europeans wich was ecstatic but unfortunately I never got selected but all in all an amazing competition!!! You can find my race at 1:38:37
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It was a fine day for the Midlands Championships at Nuneaton on Sunday but I was a bit nervous as I won the my 400m event last year. The heats went ok but it was a tough final!
I dug deep at the end and it was a good battle to the finish line - I clinched a Bronze medal ( even though my time was slightly faster than last year at 56.51s). It's moved me significantly up in Power of 10 rankings. Next stop Nationals in 2 days time !
This month I had a meeting with my coach to go over how I felt the season went and his thoughts on my season. It was a great conversation to have as I know what I need to work on next season to improve my game further.
For this years nationals I have 11 qualifying times. I will be competing in 8 events at the British nationals and 2 events in the English nationals. I also will be racing 5K in the national open water. I'm very exciting since training is going very well.
On Sunday 10th June 2018 I competed in the Midland Championships. In the U20 Mens 110m Hurdles I won the final in 13.81 seconds in windy conditions. It was good to win again I could not run last year due to injury. I now look forward to competing at the National Outdoor Championships next Sunday.
More Information: thepowerof10.info
In May I travelled to Lund in Sweden to compete and Train.
I fought well and won a Bronze medal in the u18 57kg group.
I then had 3 days training after the competition it is great to have these training camps as it gives you the chance to train and fight with the best in europe and the world.
Later on in the Month I will blog about England Squad training as I have 2 weekends of this in June .
After a long absence from the track I finally have a chance to compete at Nuneaton Midlands Champs on 10th June.
My result wasn't what I expected I had wished that I would have jumped over 6m but I didn't.
I am going to have to improve my next jump at my next competition in Newham on June 24th
Yesterday I saw my sports medicine doctor he was happy with my recovery and sent me to have physio to help me improve my range of movement.
This may I had a rugby camp which is the last of the season where we went through improvements of my game and everyone else's. I found this camp really useful.
Yesterday I attended the Daily Boost Launch at Brocks Hill Primary School in Oadby. The concept is that children participate in a variety of physical activities for 15 minutes each day. It was great fun to be involved and to see how enthusiastic the children were.
Thank you for inviting me to take part as I had a great time and it was a very welcome relief from the continual revision for my exams!
Great to share the news today that I was awarded the Top 16 yr Age Group male at the East Midlands Champs in April and that, now the qualifying window has officially closed, I have 11 event times for the British Summer National Champs in July, after I return from swimming in Helsinki. One week left of GCSE exams and training is going really well. Lots to look forward to.
I've done some races over the weekends and I would like to say how I felt about my performance I raced at Chesterfield last month moto1-2 moto2-1 moto3-1 and I had 3rd pick in the A final which I ended coming 3rd.Then we traveled to Cyclepark Kent for rounds 3&4 of the HSBC UK national bmx series which has over 200 riders and a national is a lot harder with 3 motos then quarter finals then semi finals then A or B final on the first day the Saturday I made it through quarters and got a semi final and got 7th which put me in the B final and got 7th. Day 2 wasn't such a good day because I only made it to the quarters and that was my day done. Hopefully I can make the final both days at Glasgow Scotland in 2 weeks time.