As you may be aware, Anglian Home Improvements have sponsored a selection of young, upcoming athletes who either participated in this year’s Olympics or will potentially be a star in the future. With all of the success surrounding Louis Smith and Mark Hunter, what has been happening with our third sponsored athlete, Charlie Grice? Here is his final guest post;
“My season has now come to a close and I am heading off to St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London to read Management Studies and Sports Science.
My life is going to change dramatically from mid-September, when I shall be starting at University. I will have the opportunity to train with some of the best athletes in the UK, including Ross Murray and Andrew Osagie, who both represented GB in the Olympics at 1500m and 800m. As you know, this is still my goal for 2016 and by reaching the finals in the 2012 Olympic Trials I know that I am on the right track to achieve this by finishing the season as the fastest under 20 athlete for both 1500m and 800m.
I have stepped up a level this year and competed for the first time against athletes who are the best in the world in The Diamond League circuit and the World Juniors and have even won a small amount of prize money along the way! The future is exciting and can only get better for me. The more success I achieve, the more I want and I know that by training alongside these guys it will inspire me even more!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the support that you have given me. I have been very fortunate to represent Great Britain at international level for the past three years and continue to do so and I hope that through our association you have enjoyed supporting me through my journey.
From everyone here at Anglian, we wish Charlie the greatest success in the future and hope to see him winning gold for Great Britain in Rio de Janeiro.