Charlotte Cox

Athlete and Sports Personality

What a year I had in 2012, for everyone its been a year of sports and I am very proud to have been a torch bearer in both the Olympics and the Paralympics. Next time I want to take part and hopefully by RIO Learning Disability athletes will be allowed to compete in the sprint events. So come on IPC get it sorted.

For now I am really pleased with my achievements:
May 2012 World Championships in the Azores winning four Gold Medals and retaining my 4 world records in the 100m 200m 400m and Longjump.
September 2012 European Championships in Russia Gold in the 400m and set a new world record and Silver in the 4 x 100m relay

I also won my club Cambridge and Coleride Female Track Performer of the year award. I was lucky to also be Living Sports Local disabled sports performer of the year and was presented with my trophy by Jody Cundy.

Keep watching for 2013 – Some club events in April then off to Rome in May for European Championships and Bath for Special Olympics Summer Games.

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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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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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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After I ran the British 10K I said never again, I am a sprinter and I know my place. I had a great time training for the event and looking back I am glad I did it but at the time it was very hard. I shall keep focussing on my sprints and every time I feel my coach Bryn is pushing me I will remember the 10K.