The IAAF World Championships in Athletics will be held in Moscow this year, with hundreds of British athletes competing to earn the right to represent their nation, including the three Anglian sponsored athletes; Charlie Grice, Louis Persent and Georgia Taylor-Brown.
Anglian Home Improvements have been following Charlie Grices’ progress for the last couple of years, seeing him improve year on year, winning a few medals along the way. The most recent medal was a silver in the European U23 Championships, taking part in the men’s 1500m.
As a long distance runner, Charlie had fierce competition for a spot in the GB team. Unfortunately, he has just missed out on a trip to Moscow, as Chris O’Hare, Andrew Osagie, Michael Rimmer and Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah were respectively selected for events he could’ve taken part in. Despite this, Charlie will continue to strive to ensure he gets a spot in the Olympic 2016 GB team.
Georgia Taylor-Brown is another young hopeful sponsored by Anglian, specialising in the triathlon event. Georgia recently won a gold medal in the Junior Mixed Relay event at the European Championships, having the event of her life so far to move the team from 5th to second and give Marc Austin the perfect platform to go and win the race. The Junior Mixed Relay event consists of a team of 4 who do swimming, running and cycling.
Despite great form and ability, Georgia will not be going with the senior team to the IAAF World Championships, but could take part in the junior IAAF World Championships next year.
Our final athlete eager to earn a place in the senior team was Louis Persent, a 400m runner from Colchester. The 21 year old was making great progress, but sadly he has picked up an injury and will not be able to participate in the IAAF World Championship, but we are sure he will bounce back from this and be better than ever.
This grand event in athletics will see heroes and heroines such as Jessica Ennis-Hill, Mo Farah, Dwain Chambers and up and coming sprinter James Dasaolu who ran the 100m in a fantastic time of 9.91 seconds at the British Championships.
For our athletes who won’t be taking part, we wish them the best of luck for their upcoming events and hope they can make the grade for the Olympic games in 3 years time.