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Libby Bell


Hillingdon Road National June 2019

By Libby Bell (Sports Award)

Only my second national road race and it's been a learning curve.

A great bunch of girls raced on a very hot day at a circuit in Hillingdon, London and although I am happy with my first national podium... Read More »

Posted: 14th Jun, 2019

Oliver Talbot


My British Rowing Coaching course in London

By Oliver Talbot (Sports Award)

Soon after receiving my grant I quickly booked onto the initial stage of my level 2 coaching course. The course I had managed to book onto was in London over four days and I did this from the 28th to the... Read More »

Posted: 5th Jun, 2019

Libby Bell


HSBC Cyclocross National Championships 2019

By Libby Bell (Sports Award)

What an amazing weekend, I was very excited but also quite nervous because I had one chance to win and there was a lot of pressure on me to win.

I went out to practice the course on the Friday, before the... Read More »

Posted: 31st May, 2019

William Bell

East Midlands Regional Champs 2019

By William Bell (Sports Award)

A weekend of heavy racing un rested due to a big training block in preparation for World Juniors. I entered 6 events over the 2 days and made the finals in the 17 and over age band in all 6. Couple of... Read More »

Posted: 23rd May, 2019

Candice Hall


East Midlands Swimming Championships Ponds Forge Sheffield 18 and 19 May 2019

By Candice Hall (Sports Award)

I entered 4 events, 200 Fly, 100 Freestyle, 200 backstroke and 400 IM. The 200 fly and 100 freestyle were on Saturday and the other two on Sunday.

I qualified for the final in both the 200 fly and 100 freestyle... Read More »

Posted: 21st May, 2019

William Bell


Recent World Rankings

By William Bell (Sports Award)

Very exciting to see my name again on recent World Rankings, 800 and 1500 free, 18u male

Posted: 13th May, 2019

William Graham

East Midlands Championships 2019 Sprints

By William Graham (Sports Award)

I swam 2 events the 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly where I was looking for medals in both. Both swims were great and made the final for both in PB times and came away with a silver and bronze medal in... Read More »

Posted: 13th May, 2019

Lauren Henry


Munich Junior Regatta

By Lauren Henry (Sports Award)

I was selected to represent GB at the Munich Junior Regatta on the 4th and 5th of May. All the top European nations, plus crews from Asia were present. On the Saturday I was racing in a double sculls with... Read More »

Posted: 6th May, 2019

Rebecca Laurel


Track coaching course

By Rebecca Laurel (Sports Award)

This weekend, I completed my Level 2 Track cycling course, which was at Manchester Velodrome (national cycling centre). There were only 4 people on the course so we got lots of coaching and lots of discussion... Read More »

Posted: 6th May, 2019

Megan Morrison

British Swimming Championships - Tollcross, Glasgow 16th - 21st April

By Megan Morrison (Sports Award)

On Sunday 14th April I travelled again from East Midlands Airport up to Glasgow to compete in the British Championships.

My first event was 50m Breaststroke making the Transition Final coming 5th.

Wednesday... Read More »

Posted: 4th May, 2019