Jody Smith

Sport:
Athletics
Level:
GO GOLD Athlete
NGB:
UK Athletics
District:
Leicester
School:
Loughborough College
Achievements from Application:

Competing for England at the Welsh International

This athlete also receives free leisure facility access from: Leicester City Council

Blog

Jody Smith

Jody Smith

GO GOLD Athlete

Training

1st Feb, 2021

Training has been very limited and getting out onto a track or in an area in which I can run properly has been difficult. I have managed to do some training at home in the form of small gym circuits and running on grass has offered a decent opportunity to get running but with very little access to any facilities, training has been very difficult!

Jody Smith

Jody Smith

GO GOLD Athlete

Lockdown training again!

23rd Nov, 2020

Going back into lockdown has left me and my training group very limited to what we can do, however we have managed to get out and do some solid training individually and gone back to home workouts and gym work again! Although this lockdown makes things very difficult not being about to train on a track, we have still worked our way around it the best we can to get some good training done!

Jody Smith

Jody Smith

GO GOLD Athlete

Full swing of training!

26th Oct, 2020

One month into winter training and things are looking great! I'm feeling the best I've ever felt and feel like that's reflected in my training. Me and my coach are focusing a lot on trying to stay healthy and illness free to continue training and the way training is going had left us very excited with what's to come for the indoor season!

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Jody Smith

Jody Smith

GO GOLD Athlete

Rest and winter training!

25th Sep, 2020

After competing at the British champs I wrapped my season up and took a deserved few weeks rest! Within that period I prepped with my coach the plans for next season and the upcoming winter training that I have just got underway! It’s going to be a tough graft over the next few months but I’m buzzing for it!

Jody Smith

Jody Smith

GO GOLD Athlete

Comps!

29th Aug, 2020

I have recently managed to run in a competition after weeks of not having the chance! And I managed to run a huge pb of 10.59 over the 100m and gained myself an invite to British championship!
I looks forward to competing there on the 4th of September!

Jody Smith

Jody Smith

GO GOLD Athlete

Training and comps!

25th Jul, 2020

Being able to train back on the track with a few others has been great! It’s been a really good motivator for me during tough times, I also ran my first competition in which I wasn’t 100% ready and it reflected on the race however it has left me with what I have to work on and will allow me to progress in training in the next few weeks!

Jody Smith

Jody Smith

GO GOLD Athlete

Training and competitions!

8th Jul, 2020

Training after the easing of lockdown has been much easier and I have managed to get a lot of good training done in preparation for a pilot competition in Nuneaton in which I will be running the 100m!

Jody Smith

Jody Smith

GO GOLD Athlete

Improvisation!

23rd May, 2020

Whilst still being stuck in lockdown and being a high risk athlete, training has proven difficult as I’m limited to where I can go and how long I can be out for so I have been utilising my time inside to keep fit and strong doing some strength and conditioning exercises whilst trying to keep myself running fast when I go out!
Fingers crossed I will be able to train on a track in the near future!

Jody Smith

Jody Smith

GO GOLD Athlete

Training in Lockdown

9th Apr, 2020

Training in lockdown has proven a bit of a challenge, however I've managed to make do with the roads and parks nearby and doing other bits at home to keep myself in good condition!

It's important to find time to train as it keeps both the body and mind in check.
Hopefully we will all be able to get back to training and competing properly soon!

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Jody Smith

Jody Smith

GO GOLD Athlete

Winter Training!

13th Nov, 2018

With winter training in full swing I feel much stronger and faster. I am hoping that when indoor season comes, I will perform at my best!

Jody Smith

Jody Smith

GO GOLD Athlete

Great North CityGames

20th Sep, 2018

To close out the season I ran in the Great North CityGames in Newcastle, this was a great experience warming up beside the best such as Reece Prescod, Greg Rutherford and Mo Farah! It was a difficult couple of races due to complications with my asthma but it was an amazing experience!

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Jody Smith

Jody Smith

GO GOLD Athlete

Welsh International

1st Aug, 2018

I competed in the Welsh International for England Midlands and it was a huge success! My 100m didn't go as well as I would've liked but the 4x100m relay I competed in finished 1st! My first international victory!

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Jody Smith

Jody Smith

GO GOLD Athlete

English Schools Championships

18th Jul, 2018

English Schools was a great experience as I competed in the 100m compared to my usual 200m, As a bottom end I was really happy to have made the finals and finish 6th! I was also a part of the Leicestershire and Rutland 4x100m team and we managed to come away with a bronze! I am now looking forward to the Welsh international in a weeks time!

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Jody Smith

Jody Smith

GO GOLD Athlete

Nationals!

29th Jun, 2018

Nationals was always going to be hard for me as a bottom end under 20 and I only competed in the 200m due to fitness and medical difficulties. I was unlucky to miss out on the semis due to qualification standards. However, I have qualified for English schools which I shall be competing in, in 2 weeks and I have also been selected to run in the Welsh International for England in the relays which I shall update you on when I go!

Jody Smith

Jody Smith

GO GOLD Athlete

Midland Champs!

18th Jun, 2018

Midland Championships was a surprise for me, due to recently moving up to under 20's and only competing in a couple of 100ms I was extremely happy to come away with a silver medal!

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Jody Smith

Jody Smith

GO GOLD Athlete

Training!

1st Jun, 2018

My training quality has improved greatly, due to suffering with my asthma training can be difficult however I've managed to control and improve my training which has allowed me to run faster times!

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Jody Smith

Jody Smith

GO GOLD Athlete

County Champ and my first international!

1st Jun, 2018

Earlier on in May I competed in the County Championships where I ran the 100m and 200m, I won the 100m with a new pb and won the 200m with a consistent time making me the sprint double champ in Leicester-Shire and Rutland! I also competed in my first international competition at Loughborough, the competition was a really high standard but I managed to hold my own against several other international athletes!

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Jody Smith

Jody Smith

GO GOLD Athlete

Presentation Evening

24th Apr, 2018

Firstly, A huge thank you to LRS for the funding this year!

The presentation evening was wonderful and a great start to my first year of Go GOLD support!

During my second outdoor open meet I have managed to achieved both the 100m and 200m English Schools Qualification times already and with this being my second competition as a bottom end under 20 I am very happy with the results!

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