Charlotte Cox

Athlete and Sports Personality

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I was thrilled and honoured to be part of South Cambs District Council celebration of the paralympic torch coming to Milton. I was really excited to carry the lanten across the lake and to be part of something very special. It was a great day and one I will remember for a very long time.

Big thanks to South Cambs for giving me the chance to do this.

Good luck to all the athletes taking part in London 2012 Paralympics you are so lucky.

Charlotte
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Hello everyone I know my blog has been quiet recently, but I have been busy and keeping up with my training schedule.

I have an indoor competition at Lee Valley in April its for the Special Olympics and I am looking forward to that as it will show me what I need to work on in preparation for the world championships in the Azores in May.

I will keep you posted.

Charlotte
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Early start to get down to Lee Valley for the Mencap National Squad training day. Small group and training session worked really well.

Whilst we were there a number of athletes from GB Olympics team were there training and filming, so we got to share the track with Marlon Devonish and Dwain Chambers. Here is a picture of me and Marlon who very kindly took time out of training to come and say hello to us

Me and Marlon

I will have a number of indoor national competitons this year but my next International Competition is in May 2012 when I go to the Azores to defend my world records for the 100m, 200m 400m and Longjump.

This evening Mum, Dad and I went to the Living Sport Award Ceremony in St Ives. I have been nominated in two categories the Living Sport Sports Performer of the Year and the Living Sport Disability Sport Performer of the Year. I was shortlisted for the Disability Sports performer which was a great honour as I have won this for the last two years. This year the award was rightly won by Tom Baty who won 4 gold medals in Athens for powerlifting. I was luckly to see Tom do his lifting in Athens and he was great, really proud for him and his family – Well done Tom.

The winner of the Living Sports, Sport performer of year was Louis Smith, good luck for the Olympics Louis, and my fellow C&C club member Ben Kelk was runner up, very deserved Ben.

We had a lovely evening and I was very pleased to be runner up, and also very happy that my athletic club Cambridge and Coleridge won the award for Community Club of the year.

Oh well enough rest now back to training at the weekend I am off to Lee Valley for a squad day.

This weekend I went to Chester where we as a team met up for the final time, the Special Olympics put on a farewell party for all the athletes, coaches and officals who went out to athens.

It was a time to celebrate what we had all achieved look back over photos, have a party and let our hair down for a weekend before training starts in earnest for 2012.

I said bye to the rest of the athletics team but know I will see most of them on the circuit next year, big thanks to Tony Pert-Jones our head coach and to Lesley and Sue.

Went to Salisbury for a GB training Camp day for the IAADS – Team is being selected to go to the World Games in May 2012 at the Azores.

We had to do a full training session with very specific activities like press ups, running around cones, longjump, shot put and then race the 100m, 200m 400m or 800m (fortunately I did the 400). Had a good day which came at the end of a long but very rewarding season.

On the way home Dad stopped off at Stonehenge it was my first time to see it, Mum said last time she was there you could walk around the actual stones, maybe she helped put them up!!

Looking forward to next Saturday the Toft Party!

This morning 7 athletes from the Special Olympics Squad were invited to go to Downing Street and meet the Prime Minister.

So Mum dropped us off at Royston Railway station and we made our way into London, we had to wear our GB kit and Dad bought a new tie!

We arrived at Downing Street and did all the security checks, as it was raining they let us in early so we had quite abit of time to wander around the top floor, I got to sit in the PM’s Chair in the cabinet room.   David Cameron then came and met us, asking us all a different questions , when he heard I would be doing the relay he said I hope you dont drop the baton at that point Darren Campbell hid.   It was a really lovely day both Darren and Beth Tweddle came to support us.   We had lots of photos and then left.

In the evening we were invited to the Greek Embassy the Ambassador gave a receiption for us, I had Champagne!

Here are some of the photos:

Outside No 10 with Prime Minister

 

Greek Ambassador

You can also see me and team as we get ready for Athens on the Coca Cola site:

We had an early start today.   I did my longjump first, only managed 2.45 which against my pb of 2.90 was not as good as I wanted, but it was enough to secure 1st position and I got my third gold medal

My last event was the 400m, not one of my favourites and it was very hot, I really surprised myself with my time of 1.23 my previous pb was 1.39 so winning my fourth gold medal with a pb and a new world record was a very good high to end the games on.

4 Gold Medals from IAADS European Championships - Sardinia June 2011

Sardinia has been great, overall the GB team came 3rd so we got to bring home a really lovely trophy.   The Italians were great hosts, gave us a brilliant competition and treated us very very well.

Had to leave before the closing ceremony to catch a flight home as I have a important appointment tomorrow but more of that later.

I am very proud to have been chosen by Coca Cola to present 3 video interviews over the next few weeks in the build up to our team going out to Athens and one of them will be when we are in Athens.

I want to share the first interview I did with you so please check it out

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyKVsh8zgeA

Big thank you to Jen & Sacha for helping me with this and also my coach Bryn and all my team mates at Cambridge and Coleridge AC.

Keep watching we need your support

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This was our last training camp for the whole team, we trained on Saturday, had a disco in the evening and then on Sunday we had team photographs.

Everybody is really excited and wants to do there best for GB.   I am a little nervous but looking forward to seeing all the team  in Athens.

Although this was our last “Team” training session I am still doing my three weekly training sessions with my coaches Bryn and James at Cambridge and Coleridge AC.