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RS Archery Club and I

Jon, Rianna and I travelled to Welwyn Garden City for our archery sessions at the RS Archery Club. We met Steven Davies there – who runs RS Archery – and some fellow Gold Challengers – which is always great pleasure. … Continue reading

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The One You’ve All Been Waiting For

Finally the day of my high dive arrived. I’d been dreading it for months and I couldn’t concentrate on my work all morning. In the end I had to resort to playing old tunes on Spotify at very high volume … Continue reading

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Behind (And Above & Around) Bars

Back to Hendon Leisure Centre with Jon for three more gymnastic apparatuses with the ever patient Adel. : parallel bars; asymmetric bars ; and the high bar. We started with the parallel bars where, somewhat to our surprise, we actually … Continue reading

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A Fascinating Sport With A Fascinating Coach

To Gillingham for goalball with Rob Comber at the Medway Park Sport Centre. Apart from watching a video of goalball online I’d never seen or played the game so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. What I found was … 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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Every Point Counts With Boccia!

Jon and I travelled to Haverhill in Suffolk for our Boccia with Dan Bentley of Bentley’s Boccia . Dan is a Boccia gold medallist from Beijing 2008 and was just back from the European Championships where he took individual gold. In … Continue reading

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Training with the London Wheelchair Rugby Club

Wheelchair rugby this week with Jon and Rowley Douglas (rowing gold medallist at the Sydney Olympics and Gold Challenge participant.) It’s a sport I’ve never played or even seen before so I was really looking forward to learning about it. … 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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