Anglian Home Improvements are supporting Olympic hopefuls, including runner Charlie Grice, who will be updating us with his training and tournaments he is participating in.
Just a quick update on my progress as I am off to Gateshead tomorrow for the English Schools Championships, which will be on Sky Sports 2, I believe starting at 2pm on Saturday if you are able to watch, although I do not know what time my race will be. I will be running in the senior men 1500m. I am really looking forward to the challenge and to defend my title!
It’s been a really busy 3 weeks for me. Two weeks ago I won the 800m at the South of England championships at Ashford, which involved running in the heats on Saturday and finals on Sunday, again in the u20 men category. I was really pleased with the result as 800 is not my strongest event, but the race was good preparation for last weekend National Championships and European Trials. I am really pleased to report that I have qualified to represent team GB in Estonia in July. I came second in the 1500m. To be honest I was really gutted because I felt I could win this event, but I just got beat on the last 200m by a boy that is 2 years older than me. Jon says 2nd is the best position to come because I go to Estonia with no pressure on my shoulders. Although, I am 4th fastest in Europe at the moment. Jon is very confident that I can improve my times between now and then and still believe I can come away with a medal.
I am just in the process of packing, but wanted you to know about the live TV coverage in case you can watch!
All the best
Bye for now
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