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Vinnie Dawson

Vinnie Dawson

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Age:
19

Biography

My name is Vinnie Dawson and I am 17 years old, from Donisthorpe , Leicestershire. I currently attend Loughbourogh college studying Sport and Exercise Science at level 3 BTEC. Most of my time that is not spent studying is spent training, as I train 6 days a week with a rest day on Friday. These training sessions can include long runs, tempo runs, fast track repetitions and hill reps, usually done at either Loughborough University track or Bradgate Park. I compete for Charnwood AC in competitions such as the National Cross Country, and National Track events such as English schools and England Athletics Nationals. I have two excellent coaches, Paul Bradshaw and Alison Wyeth who have developed me to a high standard over the years that I have been with them. My main event is the 1500m where I have run 4:08 and am aiming to get that down to 3:55 and qualify for this years English schools track event in July.

So far in my running career I have not yet accomplished what I had hoped for as injuries and set backs in training have made it hard for me to stay consistent and run at my best, although during 2020 as an under 20 athlete I hope to run to my potential, and perform well at the big athletics events, this will also be made easier with the help of JHMT. I am aiming to further my education at St Mary's College London, on a strength and conditioning science course where they also have excellent sporting facilities and opportunities for athletes.

I am genuinely very thankful and grateful for the support of JHMT in the form of a small grant.

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University training/racing

Posted: 30th Nov, 2021

Uni training/ racing Read More »

Thank you for this grant

Posted: 5th Jul, 2021

Thank you again JHMT for this grant I am am incredibly grateful for what you have done, in terms of support and help and would like to make this post to say thank you. Read More »

An up and down season

Posted: 5th Jul, 2021

Season not going to plan, having to deal with setbacks and missing out on opportunities but still trying to salvage what I can from an up and down season Read More »

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Training over lockdown pt.2

Posted: 10th Apr, 2021

Training over lockdown has been a lot easier this time around as there has been a light at the end of the tunnel which is a guaranteed summer season of racing as lockdown Is nearly over and the country is in a better place, all in all training has been going ok, with limited motivation I have been experimenting with training and doing what I enjoy so this season I have upped my mileage on my long runs which I have really enjoyed the challenge of and has gave me massive motivation Read More »

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A successful season amoungst a global pandemic

Posted: 10th Apr, 2021

This season was a tough one, all year there was rumours that we would not get a season and so I was in a sort of limbo for the majority of the year in terms of weather or not I would be racing, but thanks to race organisers I was able to race 5 times in the space of a month which allowed me to then run two personal bests of 1:57 and 3:57 which for me was unbelievable, I mainly attribute this to the great training I had in the buildup of this season and the support form GHMT Read More »