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.

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May, 2021

Lotta Mansfield

Lotta Mansfield

GO GOLD Athlete

Finishing school

31st May, 2021

Over the last 6 weeks I have been sitting exams for my A levels while still trying to keep up with my training. Now that my exams are over I can up my training and start entering more races. Next up on the calendar is the first MTB National in Cornwall followed by the first road national in Yorkshire.

Millie Van Nierop

Millie Van Nierop

GO GOLD Athlete

May continues!!

31st May, 2021

I’ve kept my training up this month with it constantly being upped! Matches with Lightning have also begun which has been so nice !!!
I’ve also just finished a 2 day England Camp which was a lot of fun and it was so nice to see everyone again.

Hope everyone is keeping well and staying safe.

Lucy Robinson

Lucy Robinson

GO GOLD Athlete

May

30th May, 2021

2nd camp down 3 to go and selections this month. I've worked as hard as I can, excited to see what next month will bring!

Bethan Lount

Bethan Lount

GO GOLD Athlete

Training continues

30th May, 2021

Continuing to keep up my training with lightning twice a week and matches at the weekend. It's been great to get back to the court in a competition setting after so long due to COVID.

Also been on England Roses academy camp this weekend which was great fun and looking forward to more matches coming up next month.

Hope everyone is safe and well.

Hazel Mcdonnell

Hazel Mcdonnell

GO GOLD Athlete

Sailing

28th May, 2021

Recently i have been sailing in my RS Feva and 29er with my helm, as well as my laser. We have been focusing on the Feva because we are compeating at the nationals this week at Hayling Island Sailing Club, It is a four day event and we are split into flights. Following this event i have some 29er training at Grafham Water Sailing Club and then a 29er event the next weekend

Adam Hames

Adam Hames

GO GOLD Ambassador

Testing time

28th May, 2021

Time to heat it up for pre Olympic selection in July. I have been training on the push track a lot now I have finished university and await graduation!

Lauren Henry

Lauren Henry

GO GOLD Ambassador

GB Rowing Team Open Trials (Part 2)

28th May, 2021

(2/2) I was delighted to find out that I'd won the time trial by a large margin! So all I had to do was put out an equally strong performance in the final to take the win. I had another really good race to dominate the field and won with several lengths of clear water! I was really happy with the result to be the fastest W1x and hence also the top ranked U23! Especially considering I was stuck on a bike for five months from November 2020 with a rib stress fracture. This has put me in a really good position to hopefully get selected for the U23 World Championships in the Czech Republic this July!

More Information: leicester-rowing.co.uk

Lauren Henry

Lauren Henry

GO GOLD Ambassador

GB Rowing Team Open Trials (Part 1)

28th May, 2021

The past weekend, I raced at the GB Open Trials regatta, my first race in around 18 months! There were mostly U23 athletes, as well as some senior athletes who were aiming to break onto the Olympic team after the Games. The main aim of the trials was to impress ahead of selection for the U23 World Championships. Racing was held in single sculls with a time trial in the morning with the result determining progression for finals. I had a really strong race in the time trial and was able to replicate the form I have had in training. (1/2)

More Information: leicester-rowing.co.uk

Gemma Mcdonnell

Gemma Mcdonnell

GO GOLD Athlete

exams

25th May, 2021

Since getting back to Durham for my last term of year one I have continued to run daily, the running is much tougher with lots more hills, and I have not been cycling as much, but have been able to get back swimming which was nice. I am trying to prep as best as I can without being able to go sailing for the laser radial events over the summer by focusing on fitness. I am looking forward to some uni sailing once everyones exams are over.

Rosie Timlock

Rosie Timlock

GO GOLD Athlete

Getting into the swing of it

24th May, 2021

Steeplechase races are starting to appear now that the track season is underway and almost all facilities are fully open! Things are going well! I am hopeful of some good performances this summer and making progress forwards and pushing towards starting university (for both academic and sporting reasons!)

Yuvraj Singh Bhuhi

Yuvraj Singh Bhuhi

GO GOLD Athlete

England U18 training, matches and coaching.

24th May, 2021

For the last few months I have been training with the England U18s and doing other sessions at my club. I have also been doing some coaching for BAHA which has been good.

Mackenzie Smith

Mackenzie Smith

GO GOLD Athlete

May Update

21st May, 2021

The season is rapidly coming to an end. I scored a hattrick last weekend in the league to help Leicester U18's to a 3-0 win.

I have another set of England online meetings coming up at the end of the month hopefully leading to a proper camp at St Georges at the begin of July.

This month is also Exam month at school so that has been quite taxing but nearly done now!

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Tom Hattee

Tom Hattee

GO GOLD Athlete

Race Season

20th May, 2021

My first race back after Covid was in Wales. it consisted of a 750m swim followed by a 20km ride and a 5km run. this was my first junior race even though I am still in youth b. Even though I have been injured for a while with running it was good to see where i am compared to the rest of the field. I learnt a lot and I look forward to the next race which is an Aquathlon. The swim went to plan and I got my self in the first bike pack which allowed me to break away from all the other fast runners in the next pack. i came in to transition 2 and was in third position. Unfortunately I just didn't have the run fitness so I dropped back to 14th place which was good enough to get first place in the youth b category.

Thomas Dixon

Thomas Dixon

GO GOLD Athlete

First Triathlon

19th May, 2021

Last weekend i competed in my first triathlon in over 20 months. it was good to be back racing and regaining sharpness for the upcoming season. The 400m swim 20km bike and 5km run was longer than what i will be racing this season and i was glad i felt strong throughout. I cannot wait for the season to start properly in a couple of weeks.

Charlotte Haines

Charlotte Haines

GO GOLD Athlete

May no bubbles indoor contact?

16th May, 2021

Coming May 17th indoor contact sports will not need to have bubbles, but the ratio is still 1 coach to 15 players. I am still training very hard at the gym improving my cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength ready for up coming events, such as competitions. I am still training very hard both at my own club as well as another club. My birthday is coming up May 29th so I will be able to train with my other players as well as whom are my friends which is amazing!!

William Bell

William Bell

GO GOLD Ambassador

British Swimming Glasgow Meet

13th May, 2021

Very grateful to be given the opportunity to race again before the end of this season. Tollcross, Glasgow is a great pool to race in, so I am excited to be returning 3rd until the 6th June. Currently in a heavy training block and preparation is going well. Just pool and revision at the moment as end of year exams are looming!!! This past year at Loughborough University has flown by.

Ben Higgins

Ben Higgins

GO GOLD Athlete

Looking forward to competing!

8th May, 2021

Training has been going really well after an injury last month and I’m really looking forward to my first race next Sunday. I’ve been working really hard and it will be nice to see where I’m at when I race.
Last season I barely raced so it feels a long time since I’ve been competing regularly so I am excited about starting the competition season!

Thomas Giles

Thomas Giles

GO GOLD Athlete

Mercury Cup Team Success

3rd May, 2021

We Won. The Centenary Mercury Cup Trophy. I played as part of a 6 strong mixed doubles tournament in 2020. My partner and I won every match in each of the 3 rounds to get to the Final. The 2020 final had to be postponed a number of times due to lockdowns etc. I played for Loughborough Lawn Tennis Club and was a hard fought final but we won taking the Trophy for the first time in 65 years for the Club. We made the papers too, Loughborough Echo and The Leicester Mercury. As this was a postponed 2020 final the New Mercury Cup tournament starts again soon for 2021. I am hoping to play again for the club.

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