Charlotte Cox

Athlete and Sports Personality

I competed for the Eastern region at the National Indoor Championships at Lee Valley, I competed in two events:

60m sprints – winning the “A” stream in a time of 9.54

200m Sprint – I came 4th in the “A” stream in a time of 33, which was quite abit of my PB but I did my best, and on the day the other three girls were faster than me, my friend and training partner from Athens Vicki came second.

Good competition and enjoyed meeting up with lots of old friends.

Went to the Mencap National Championship in Manchester – 28.6.14

Really excited to be running on the same track used in the Commonwealth games. Still recovering from the games in Porto so only did the 100m and 200m and came third.

Pleased with my performance on the back on Porto and now focusing on South Africa in 2015

Following on from my good start at the DSE regional championships in Chelmsford, I has just returned from the IAADS (International Association of Athletes with Down Syndrome) European Championships in Portugal.

Team GB had a really good competition and I am very pleased with my 5 gold medals for all the events I competed in, 100m, 200m, 400m, Longjump and for the first time the Triathlon (100m, Longjump and Shot). Mum suggested I try the Triathlon as they include my events and I am so pleased I did as I set a new world record for this event, as well as retaining my world records in all my other events.

Team GB came fourth overall (1st Portugal, 2nd Italy and 3rd Turkey), after the competition Mum, Dad and I stayed on for a few days to explore the beautiful city of Porto – really good and the port is very nice I liked the White port (but only after the competition had finished!)

My next competition is now the Mencap Nationals in Manchester in June.

Went to the D.S.E Regional championships at Chelmsford

It was really good to catch up with old friends from my Junior National days, I had a really good competition and very pleased with my performance

Silver in the 100m & 200m
Gold in the longjump

Even the rain drenching me in the 100m could not dampen my happiness.

My focus is now on Portugal and the IAADS European Championships in a couple of weeks which I am looking forward to

Wish me luck and keep everything crossed I will do my best!

Charlotte
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First competition of the Season and had a good run out at Norwich

Times were not great but as Mum says its a marker to build on for the rest of the season.

I did the 100m, 200m and Longjump

I have some very exciting news to share with you, I have a sponsor “Cambridge Commodities Ltd” who have given me a substantial donation which will be a great help with competition expenses especially as I am fundraising for South Africa in 2015 to go to the world games and need to raise approx £4000.

Check out their web page :
http://www.c-c-l.com/informed-sport.htm

I was very lucky to be a guest of the Special Olympics at the BBC Sports Personality of the year in Leeds on Sunday 15.12.13, what a fantastic night, everywhere I looked their were famous sports personalities, Dad recognized more than me, we had a great time, first we went to a civic reception, then the show (our seats were 6 rows from the front) and after the show onto the after party, Dad had a job to keep up with me!

Met my idol Jessica Ennis and lots of other really fantastic and inspirational athletes, here are a few pictures:














The Eastern Team did really well at the Bath Summer Games, I competed in the 100m, 200m Long Jump and 4X100m relay.

Some great performances, I am thrilled with my gold medal in the 4 x 100m Relay well done to all the girls Tara, Sarah, and Hayley.

Big thanks to all at Bath who made it such an exciting competition.

Charlotte


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I wanted to share this picture with you, as Mum always said that she didn’t mind driving me, Hal and Will around to our activities as it kept us out of Bus Shelters!!

Hope she is not to disappointed I am hanging in a bus shelter in Cambridge!!

Big thank you to Colin Salmon for being one of our Special Olympic Ambassadors, and for helping me with the Interview on the Lorraine Show

Wish me luck in Bath, I will do my best.
Charlotte
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Getting ready for the summer games, I will be doing two events, the 100m and 200m.

I was very lucky to be asked to do some promotion work for the games, and around Cambridge in lots of bus shelters and billboards is this picture of me!.

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