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Athlete/Coach Login

The 2018 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.

Ben Higgins

Ben Higgins

GO GOLD Ambassador

Midland Championships 60m!

3 days ago

On Sunday I competed in the Midlands Championships U20 men's 60m.
I came away with a bronze medal and ran the second fastest time I have ever run in 60m in the the final!
Having competed in a 200m and 400m just 4 days before and not eased up at all in my training in the build up I am really proud of my performance and very pleased to get a podium finish.
I am now looking forward to the next part of the midland champs this coming weekend which is my main focus where I will be competing in the 200m and the 400m and planning to execute some solid races as my final preparation for the Nationals at the end of February.

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Amy Griffiths

Amy Griffiths

GO GOLD Ambassador

Personal Best at British Championships

4 days ago

It was the British Indoor Championships in Birmingham this weekend and I ran in the women's 3000m. I had never raced indoors before the weekend and had only had one training session on an indoors track before the race so I was really pleased to get a personal best performance and to finish in 6th place.
Ordinarily, 1500m is my distance but as I am still competing over longer distances at cross country and I haven't done any specific training for the shorter distance, my coach and I decided that the 3000m was best for me at this stage of the season.
I am travelling to Armagh to race at the 3k road race this week - can't wait!

Harriet Olivia Cooper

Harriet Olivia Cooper

GO GOLD Athlete

Back in Training

5 days ago

Firstly, I would like to say a massive thank you to Go Gold for funding me for another year 2019-20 and putting their belief in me! I am so grateful for their continued support and the money really does make a massive difference for training and competition. Despite some injury set backs this year I've never felt more ready to get back on the track and give it my all! My next goal is to get fit for BUCS outdoors and hopefully get a medal in the 400m relay again as we have a good team. I'm really looking forward to getting track fit again and seeing what I can achieve in 2019 as my first year as a senior U23 . Congratulations to all the other athletes who got Go Gold this year and good luck!

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Michaella Jade Glenister

Michaella Jade Glenister

GO GOLD Athlete

World rankings

6 days ago

The 18/u world rankings have been released for this year so far and I am so pleased to be able to say that I am second in the world for 1500m free. 7th for the 400 and 800m free. 6th for 400IM

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Megan Morrison

Megan Morrison

GO GOLD Athlete

Thank you Go Gold 2019/2020

7th Feb, 2019

I would like to say a very big thank you to Go Gold for another year of funding.

This money will come in very handy for the British Championships up in Glasgow in April.

The flights and accommodation are not cheap so this will help towards the cost.

Ben Higgins

Ben Higgins

GO GOLD Ambassador

Indoor season competitions!

7th Feb, 2019

Firstly, a massive thank you to GoGold for continuing to support me for the 2019 season - I am so very grateful! I have competed a couple of times since I last blogged. Both comps have been at the EIS in Sheffield and both times I doubled up with 400m and 200m. It's been great to get back into racing and I am really happy with a new pb in 200m and a seasons best in 400m so it's all heading in the right direction going forward towards the Midland and National Championships in the next couple of weeks. I've also been exploring my race day nutrition quite a bit recently which has been helpful.

Karim Chan

Karim Chan

GO GOLD Ambassador

Competition has started

6th Feb, 2019

My first and second indoor competitions were in Birmingham just to get myself into competition mode so that I am well prepared for the outdoor competitions coming around in April 6th at loughborough.

I am looking forward to the go gold talent camp in march I encourage all the young athletes to attend there is so much that you can learn in a day there will be nutrition, psychology and focusing.

Alex Haines

Alex Haines

GO GOLD Athlete

Thank you Go Gold

6th Feb, 2019

Thank you Go Gold for the continued funding through 2019. It's so good to have the support and the belief. How did I celebrate? I did 3 hours on the bike and had a home cooked Spanish Omlette and a great big salad. The racing season is just around the corner. Before that I have a team camp in Yorkshire and a training week in Calpe, Spain. It's all good.

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Candice Louise Hall

Candice Louise Hall

GO GOLD Athlete

Go Gold Award

6th Feb, 2019

Thank you once again to Go Gold for supporting me for another year. This helps towards the expenses for my swimming. I am now looking forward to the next competition which is the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Swimming Championships) to be held at Ponds Forge from 15 to 17 February 2019.

William Bell

William Bell

GO GOLD Athlete

A good start to the day!

6th Feb, 2019

Woke to this this morning. The first published World Rankings of the long course season. Great to be on the list for 400, 800 and 1500. Lots of hard training and racing to come. A great start.

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William Bell

William Bell

GO GOLD Athlete

Flanders Cup and LASA County Champs 2019

5th Feb, 2019

Eventually found a pic from the Flanders Cup in Antwerp. Think the photo was taken after my 400 free final. Last weekend I raced the 800 free short course for the first time at the County Champs in Hinckley. I am in a period of hard training now leading up to the British Trials in April, but I wanted to get a time on rankings. Happy to report that I raced to plan and broke the Senior Mens County Record (standing since 2008) by 5 seconds and also the Senior Mens East Midlands Record (standing since 2009). I think the time should put me at the top of rankings for my age in this event. Just waiting for an update ...

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William Bell

William Bell

GO GOLD Athlete

Another big first!!!!!

5th Feb, 2019

Hope to be driving myself to training by the end of the year!

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Amy Griffiths

Amy Griffiths

GO GOLD Ambassador

BUCS Championships

4th Feb, 2019

I travelled to Exeter for BUCS on Saturday. The weather was forecast to be poor with snow and I wasn't sure if they would cancel the event. I didn't need to worry as although it was snowy around Bristol, we made it okay and Exeter was free of snow.
It was a tough course with tufty, uneven ground and frozen mole hills you had to avoid. There was a killer hill leading to a sharp downhill and culminating in another climb into the finish.
After being unwell since before Christmas I wondered how I would go but was pleased to finish in 5th place. I would've liked to be nearer the front as I got detached after the first lap and ran the second lap in my own but taking the positives from the race I can see and feel improvement and I was part of the Loughborough team winning gold!

Phoebe Andrews

Phoebe Andrews

GO GOLD Athlete

February 19

3rd Feb, 2019

This month I have been re- invited to an Talent development group training camp for England U18s during February half-term. This camp will also provide a selection for the two upcoming fixtures in March and April.

William Bell

William Bell

GO GOLD Athlete

A word of thanks

1st Feb, 2019

Firstly, I would like to say a huge thank you to all at Go Gold for your continued financial support again this year. The grant is very much appreciated and will be used to help further my progression this season. It won't be long now until the British Trials in Glasgow where I hope to race qualifying times for international meets over the summer. I am training hard to reach my goals. Secondly, I very much enjoyed racing at the Flanders Cup and was encouraged by the feedback from the coaches out there. It was a big first for me to race alongside the Senior British Swimmers. Lots to learn!!!

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