Charlotte Cox

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I took part in the DSE Eastern Regional Championships at Chelmsford – It was only my second competition of the year but am really pleased with my performance.

Longjump = 2.64 (Bronze Medal)
200m = 34.3 (Silver Medal)
100M = 15.8 (Silver Medal)

I was beaten by Holly from Norwich who is off to the Global Games in a few weeks to represent GB in Prague – Good Luck Holly and all the GB Team. I am focussing my training now on European Champs in Rome end of June.

Charlotte
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First competition of the season I competed for the Club at Ipswich in the Southern Womens League

I did the Longjump (2.15) , 100m (15.7) and 200m (34.8).

Always good to get the first competition under way as a benchmark for times/distances. Mine were a little slow but only 1st competition, time to Improve by end of June for IAADS European Championships in Rome.

This was my last competition of the season and I ran the 100 and 200m winning both, I equalled my PB in the 100m but a little of the mark for my 200mb in a time of 33.09 (32.5psb)

Good close to a great year where I set new world records, got 5 Gold medals at Internationals and feel really happy and focussed for next year.

No more comps until later in the year (inside) but my training routine keeps going so drop back soon and see what I am up to.

Love
Charlotte
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I was not prepared for it to be quite so cold, even the Russian had hats and gloves on!.

We started the week with heats for all the events, I am doing the 200m, 400m and the 4 x 100m relay. Wednesday I did my 200m final, which was a really fast race I came 6th in a time of 33.09 not far of my PB (32.5) but way slower than the Lativan winner (28sec) a disappointing start but I did my best, and have to focus for my 400m tomorrow.

Thursday 13th proved to be lucky for me as I had the 400m final which I won with a personal best time of 78sec (perviously 83) it was a really fast race I gave it my all and at end of it had to be carried off the track as I had nothing left. I was really proud of myself especially as some of the girls from the the 200m were in it!.

Friday 14th – We were not sure if we were going to be able to do the relay as Llonis (our third leg runner) and team member who qualified us for final had to go to hospital and have her leg set in plater. Rachael our other team mate has stepped in, we did lots of practising and we came second, Sam lead off, passing to Hannah who passed to Rachael and I just had to get it home fast and safely. We were really thrilled to get second place.

Wow what a day we all did so well, overall our team of 10 Athletes won 5 Gold, 4 Silver and 8 Bronze Medals, our Coaches, Steve, Erika, Andy and Julia were very proud of us.

We arrived in Moscow 10.9.12 quick overnight stop before our flight to Yosker-Ola tomorrow.

We did a night tour of Red Square and an Open Bus tour of the city.
Looking forward to the competiton starting tomorrow

Bye for now

Charlotte

Really excited about competing in Russia for the Special Olympics.

We fly out to Moscow on 9.9.12. Hannah one of my team mates from Athens will be going too. I will be competiting in the 200m, 400m and 4×100 Relay – I will do my best.

Wish me luck

Charlotte
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What a day to remember at the Paralympics we watched the swimmers in the morning who were amazing. I like the Orbit great view but a little scary.

The Evening was magical at the stadium saw the most amazing athletes give the performance of their lives, truly proud of all of them. Really thrilled for Jonnie Peacock what a race and I was there to see it incredbible he was inspirational.

It would be truly wonderful to compete at the Paralympics, so come on I.P.C. please include Athletes with DS at the party

This weekend I competed at the Welsh Championships winning two gold medals for the 100m (with a PB of 15.2sec) and the 400M in 83sec.

It was also an opportunity to meet up with Team GB before we go out to Russia next weekend. It was the first time we girls got to race the 4 x 100m relay together we came second to Worcestershire, a really good team who gave us a good race.

Bye for now

Charlotte
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Today I competed in the Southern Region Championships at Thames Valley.

I did two events the 100m coming second with a silver medal and the Longjump winning and getting a gold medal.

Really pleased as last week was the first week since the 10K I have been able to train fully.

Really pleased with my performance and now turning up the training and effort for Russia in September.

Keep all your fingers crossed for me

Charlotte
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Day one of competition and I did the 100m winning my first gold in a time on 15.56 (second place was 19.19) in torrential rain.

Day Two and I did the 400m winning my second gold with a time of 1.24 (second place was 1.44)

Day Three and I did the 200m winning my third gold in a time of 33.13 not a pb but a seasons best (second place was 41.24)
Also did the Longjump with 2.48 (second place was 2.43) but myself and the girl who came second usually jump around 2.90 & 2.80 respectively so we were abit of the mark.