It was August 2011, when I made the decision to put my career as a medical doctor on hold, to concentrate fully on my athletic training. I have had the fortune of representing my country at several of the world’s global championships.
I started triathlon nearly 3 years ago now. I had previously run cross country and played hockey for my university (so not swum competitively or even picked up a bike!)
Being crowned Senior ABA champ in 2012 was my biggest accomplishment to date and I am, with the help of GLL, working towards emulating that achievement as a pro.
GLL Sport Foundation has helped me by supporting me with gym memberships, allowing me to use their great facilities around London and Surrey. In addition, Sport Science workshops which led me to taking Sport Science at University.
Joe is Multi World & European Masters group medallist. April 2016 won European Masters Athletics Championship M45 60m Hurdles with a new European record time of 8.35secs.
As a relative late-comer into triathlon, 29 year old Tash Jackson has spent the past two years on a self-coached journey, and she has now qualified for the European Middle Distance Age-Group Championships which she will be competing at in September.
Benjamin Pritchard is a GLL Sport Foundation supported triathlete who has had a great start to the season. Benjamin uses the GLL facilities regularly which is essential to his training programme.
The GLL Sport Foundation suppport athletes’ injury rehabilitation to reach peak performance – Lucy Newman received essential physiotherapy to get back to full fitness.
In June 2014, the committee of the London Disability Swimming Club decided to create a Winter Training Camp for their swimmers.
The competition was organised by one of Streatham’s resident Ice Dance Coaches, international skating judge and daughter of 4 time world ice dance champion Diane Towler Green MBE, Candice Towler Green.