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The 2017 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.

Libby Piggott

Libby Piggott

GO GOLD Athlete

Captaincy

The start of the season is a few weeks away now and the team and I are getting ready and preparing for the first game. The good news is that I have been selected to be the captain this year for the Development team which I am very excited about. I'm looking forward to this new challenge, to show my experience, be a role model and to play a key part within the squad this season.

8th Sep, 2017

Bryony Cutforth

Bryony Cutforth

GO GOLD Athlete

School Games 2017

Last Thursday, I went to Loughborough University to compete in the School Games. I didn't compete until Saturday afternoon but it was still amazing watching all four countries fighting through all categories. On the day that I fought, I had 4 other people in my category and they were some of the best fights that I ever had. I got a bronze medal and I really hope I get to do it again.

More Information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjxhjX-svy4

8th Sep, 2017

April Tacey

April Tacey

GO GOLD Athlete

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Coalville Wheelers Road Race - 8th

Last weekend I took part in Coalville Wheelers road race which was 101 km, my longest race to date.
With the race only being 15mile away I was lucky to not have to travel far.
During the race there was a few attacks but none of them lasted due to a strong bunch. In the last 1km there was a hill followed by a long drag up to the finish. I made sure I stayed in the first half of the bunch on the hill, then it was a sprint to the line. I came 8th and first junior :)

8th Sep, 2017

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

GO GOLD Athlete

Leicestershire County Selection

The season has just started again after a three week rest for the summer. I was pleased to get an invitation to swim for Leicestershire in the inter-counties gala in Sheffield in October. I was also very pleased to accept a invitation form the East Midlands Beacon programme to train with them on a Saturday morning in Nottingham. This programme offers the elite East Midlands swimmers training in a 50m pool and access to nutritionists, physio's and sports psychologists, although it does mean getting up at 3.30am to get there in time for the session!!

8th Sep, 2017

Phoebe Andrews

Phoebe Andrews

GO GOLD Athlete

September 2017

This month I have moved into my flat at Loughborough to start on a rugby programme and my A levels

I also competed in the School games which my team and I came 5th and won the bowl

6th Sep, 2017

Dylan Malpas

Dylan Malpas

GO GOLD Ambassador

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Bronze Medal in the Euros

Not the colour medal we wanted but what a result it was for us to get the bronze medal in the European Championships. A massive thank you to everyone who has helped along my journey. I really couldn't of asked for better support or preparation. Personally was fantastic not to concede a goal throughout the championships and have qualified for the World Cup. Preparation starts now !!!

5th Sep, 2017

William Bell

William Bell

GO GOLD Athlete

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National School Games Finals 2017

Really enjoyed racing last weekend for Central England. The atmosphere was fantastic in the pool and I was delighted with my gold in the 1500 free. My turns have improved and I was so pleased with the way I paced the race as it was tough so early in the season, which began last week! Am learning all the time and enjoying the 1500 more and more. Also a gold in the Boys 4x200 free relay. Very exciting race!

5th Sep, 2017

Alex Haines

Alex Haines

GO GOLD Athlete

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School Games day 3

60 km Road Race. Hard with a tough 8 climbs. My race was going really well and I was feeling really good. At the front on the climbs and then the break went. It was going to be the move of the day and I bridged over to it. Unfortunately I didn't last long in it and dropped back. Massive stomach cramps set in and I had to stop and was helped by the ambulance. Really disappointing, but I have the strength I just need to use it better. A great weekend thank you to UKSG and GoGold.

5th Sep, 2017

Alex Haines

Alex Haines

GO GOLD Athlete

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School Games day 2

Day 2. East mids leading at the start. 50 m standing starts and 12km Team Time Trial on Zwift. Zwift is basically being on a turbo but as a team racing other teams. The 50 m standing starts were great for us with all 4 riders getting in the top 15. The turbo effort was so hard, we just ripped it up and got 3rd place by just 1 second. Great fun and East Mids leading at the end of the day.

5th Sep, 2017

Alex Haines

Alex Haines

GO GOLD Athlete

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School Games day 1

Day 1 - short scratch races in teams and skills relay. The short races were 6 kms and were fantastic. teams had to work together to deliver their chosen rider to the line in as best place possible. This meant some really close racing. East Mids managed a 3rd place, 2nd place and a win. The skills relay: put a cape on - take it off - take a bottle (left and right) take a wheel out and put it back in. East Mids 1st place

5th Sep, 2017

Alex Haines

Alex Haines

GO GOLD Athlete

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School Games Part 1

Done! now back at school. What a great weekend. It was fantastic to experience 3 days of racing. I had some ups and some downs. The East Midlands team were leading the team competition until the last day and had to settle for 4th place on count back - only 2 points off 2nd place. Well done to Wales for their win.

5th Sep, 2017

Michaella Jade Glenister

Michaella Jade Glenister

GO GOLD Athlete

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School Games 2017

The school games was an amazing experience and I was glad to represent England Central in the competition. I have had two training sessions prior to this and I'm very pleased to have got two silver medals in the 400IM and the girls medley relay. I also managed to PB in my 100free in the relay which is a great way to start the season

3rd Sep, 2017

Isla Lees

Isla Lees

GO GOLD Athlete

🎓School v Training🤸‍♀️

I started back at school this week (year 9) it's so hard balancing school and training, my timetable means I will miss 2 English lessons a week, but hopefully with the support of my head teacher it will work out ok and I won't get behind. I'm still working hard in the gym building my routines ready for British Espoir in December.

3rd Sep, 2017

Hope Warner

Hope Warner

GO GOLD Ambassador

Senior Nationals

At the weekend I competed in the senior national championships with both my junior partners. We were very unlucky in our level doubles draw as we had to play England's top women's doubles pair in the first round, however we managed to get 14 and 8 so we were quite pleased with our scores. We got to the quarter finals of the mixed doubles which was a great result for us as we are only 15 and 16, but ended up losing to another England pair who are 2 years older.

3rd Sep, 2017

Rohan Bhuhi

Rohan Bhuhi

GO GOLD Athlete

6 Nations

Over the summer I played in the 6 Nations for England U18. We played against Belgium, Ireland, Germany, Spain and Netherlands in a seven day tournament in Nottingham. Unfortunately, we were not able to win any of the games but it was a great experience.

I learned lots and am looking forward to the new season.

2nd Sep, 2017

Elliott Powell

Elliott Powell

GO GOLD Ambassador

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Last meet of the season

On the 20th of August, was the last league meeting for one of my clubs Birchfield harriers, in London. I ran in the 100m and got 10.82 into a head wind and then 200m got 21.25 which was okay for the end of the season. Birchfield took the overall win which was great to be a part of.

2nd Sep, 2017

Evan Blackman

Evan Blackman

GO GOLD Athlete

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School Games

The 4x400m team, Ben Higgins, Kyle Calhoun, Ollie Thorner and me. Kyle got us off to a very good start putting us into 2nd place, Ollie who had an extremely hard group of runners in his leg of the relay dropped us to last, Ben got us back into 4th and when I received the baton I did all I could but couldn't make up the gap. However, the team in 4th got DQ so we came away with the bronze. Massive thanks to LRSport.

2nd Sep, 2017

Alex Solonenko

Alex Solonenko

GO GOLD Athlete

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National Championships

Played for men's county cup team in Felixstowe. Great experience for me. Also played Mens summer events National Championships held in Nottingham ended up a very good week for me. Progressed to quarters of U18 and made final of U16 lost in 3 sets but was so pleased with my performance . Playing Leicestershire Junior County Closed then it's back to training.

1st Sep, 2017

Sarah Edwards

Sarah Edwards

GO GOLD Athlete

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Last beach event of the season

I competed in my last beach event of the season at the end of august and am now getting prepared to go back to university and start a month of pre season before the indoor season starts again. I have had a great summer but am really looking forward to getting back on the indoor court, and can't wait for the season ahead.

1st Sep, 2017

Elliott Powell

Elliott Powell

GO GOLD Ambassador

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Manchester International

A few weeks ago I competed in the Manchester international, which was a great meet, with all the home nation's, Denmark and GB junior going head to head. Going into this race I hadn't been doing a lot in training as I'd been away, bit I came a way with a win and a good time of 20.82 and a windy season best. Give it a watch below.

More Information: http://www.runjumpthrow.com/videos/22654

1st Sep, 2017

Alex Harris

Alex Harris

GO GOLD Athlete

English and British Open Single Barrel

The 26th August was the English Open Single Barrel and the 27th was the British Open Single Barrel held at Bywell Shooting Ground. In the English Open I scored 94/100 which put me joint 4th in Juniors. For the British Open I scored 98/100 which put me 3rd in Juniors and in A class, 1 clay behind the winners of both

1st Sep, 2017

Alex Harris

Alex Harris

GO GOLD Athlete

DTL Clay Shooting Classic

The 26th and 27th August was the DTL Clay Shooting Classic at Bywell Shooting Ground. On the first day I shot my first ever perfect score, scoring 300/300 points, which put me joint first overall. The second day I shot 294/300 points to give me a combined score of 594/600 points for the weekend. This meant I won Juniors and came Joint 1st in 'A' class, as well as joint 5th Overall. After a shoot-off I won A class and went into the super final, in which I came second, narrowly missing out on winning a new gun

1st Sep, 2017

Becky Noon

Becky Noon

GO GOLD Athlete

Harpenden 7s

Last Sunday I represented Scimitar Exiles at the Harpenden 7s, as the first tournament that a female team was entered under the Exiles name it was a very exciting opportunity to be part of! The team mostly made up of Loughbrough lightning players made it into the final of the tournament, and lost by one try in the last play. However it was a great day, and enjoyable to be playing competitively again.

31st Aug, 2017

Eleanor Phoebe Craig

Eleanor Phoebe Craig

GO GOLD Athlete

Fireball European Championship

A new boat, helming a double hander off the south coast for a week

This was a lot harder with the european sailors having little respect for rules and boats! i had to be on top of my game

The second race we had a breakage and had to retire, but we steadily progressed throughout the week to get a 3rd in Bronze Fleet at the end which means we qualify for the world championships in France next year

pleased with this as i was the youngest competitor too

31st Aug, 2017

Eleanor Phoebe Craig

Eleanor Phoebe Craig

GO GOLD Athlete

Radial World Championships

It was fair to say team GBR had a terrible week

The conditions of the sea were unlike any seen before and unique to this part of Holland, continuous chop and light wind made it very hard

The Dutch team dominated, i was disappointed to finish 40th, i had a new sail on which really wasn't ideal for the wind but you aren't allowed to change kit after measurement

good experience

31st Aug, 2017

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  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
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  • Safeguarding
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  • Rutland County Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Blaby District Council
    Loughborough University
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    Melton Borough Council
  • Equality Standard
    Harborough District Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
    QUEST
  • County Sport Network
    East Midlands Platform
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    British Heart Foundation
  • Leicester City Council