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Once In A Life Time-Running At The Olympic Stadium

The Gold Challenge Event at the Olympic stadium was a wonderful way for us to say thank you to Gold Challenge participants and, judging from the feed-back, it was a great day for everyone involved. However, for me personally, it … Continue reading

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At Lilleshall With Louis Smith

For those not familiar with it, Lilleshall is the National Sports Centre and is home to British Gymnastics, Archery GB and the English Institute of Sport. It’s a huge place in Shropshire band, aided by the usual sat nav vagaries, … Continue reading

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Not quite a crack shot – but a shot at least!

Went with Richard and Adrian to the A1 Shooting Club  to start my shotgun training. The club is one of the Olympic training venues and is spread out over 30+ acres on the A1 just north of London. Unlike Richard … Continue reading

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Athletics And My First Injury

Jon and I went to the Mile End stadium in east Londonfor the start of our athletics. We were joined by Dekan Apajee from the BBC and Richard Houlihan and ‘the legend that is Mick Barlow’ from GLL. Dekan is doing … Continue reading

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Our Olympic Stadium Event

We launched the Gold Challenge Olympic Stadium Event yesterday– an amazing opportunity for some lucky Gold Challengers to run the 100m in the Olympic stadium on 1stApril 2012. Not only that, but you could also walk the official opening ceremony route in … Continue reading

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I’m Now A BMX’er

On Monday I travelled to Braintree in Essex for my Gold Challenge BMX events with  http://www.braintreebmx.co.uk/.  I was lucky enough to be joined by my sports mad friends Jon and Martin so I was really looking forward to the day ahead. And … Continue reading

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More Kayaking at Dorney Lake – And I Still Didn’t Fall In!

Last week saw me go back to Dorney Lake for my kayaking. As I’d had coaching previously, I was able to go straight into the Olympic distances.   This time I completed the 1000m, 500m and 200m one after the … Continue reading

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