Charlotte Cox

Athlete and Sports Personality

On Friday 14 May 2010 I went to Runcorn to join the Special Olympics GB squad for a weekend training camp for the World Games in Athens 2011.

Arriving at the hotel.

I met the squad and the rest of the athletics team.  The girls in the team are Anne, Vicky and Hannah and our coaches names are Tony and Lesley.  I got measured for my GB kit and had a training session to improve my techniques at running and long jump.

My room mate and fellow sprinter - Anne from Scotland

While I was working hard Mum, Dad and Will walked around historic Chester.

Historic Chester - The Eastgate Clock

On Saturday 10 April the Toft Social Club hosted an aution of promises to raise funds to send Charlotte to Mexico.

The event had a Mexican theme with music provided Toft Sessions (Mexican Division) and a wonderful meal of chilli provided by Senorita Carol.

The proceedings were overseen by two hilariously funny hombres, Senors Richardo and Martino and the auction raised a staggering £2,700.

Auctioneer - Senor Richardo

David, Sonia and Charlotte would like to say “muchas gracias” to our friends and neighbours for giving Charlotte’s fund such a tremendous boost.  We are overwhelmed and humbled by the generous support you have shown.

Thank You.

On the 25 March 2010 I received a letter telling me I have been selected to represent GB at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens from 19th June to the 5th July 2011.

Check out the official web site at: www.athens2011.org/en

On the 27 March I went to Cardiff as part of the Eastern Region team to compete in the SOGB Indoor National Athletics Championships.  The event was held at the University of Wales’ National Indoor Athletics Centre.

I competed in the long jump, the 200m and the 4x60m shuttle relay.

It was a really good weekend and I won a silver medal in the 200m, I came a disappointing 6th in the long jump (I’m still practicing this) and the team came 3rd in the relay.

Here you will find details about my sporting activities, and the run up to my trip to Mexico in September 2010 to represent Great Britain at the First World Games for Athletes with Down Syndrome. 

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Medals at Mencap National Championships - 2009

All my major medals for 2009