Tagged as: Athletics

Medal count in double figures for GLL Sport Foundation supported athletes at the School Games

The 2017 School Games took place at Loughborough University from 31st August-3rd September. The School Games is as close as you can get to a ‘mini Olympics’ at school age and gives young athletes a taste of what a large scale multi sport competition is like. The event seeks to

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Perri Shakes-Drayton credits GLL Sport Foundation after recovering from injury to claim silver at World Championships

Sprinter Perri Shakes-Drayton has praised the support of the GLL Sport Foundation after receiving a silver medal for her part in Team GB’s stunning 4x400m performance at the IAAF World Championships – completing her long journey back to elite competition following an injury hit three-year spell. For developing athletes, additional

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Reece Prescod – August Athlete of the Month

The IAAF World Championships certainly dominated the first half of August with sell outs every evening and huge TV viewings of the athletics. Team GB reached their medal target on the last day with success in the relays. British sprinting is definitely on the rise with some fantastic results from

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GLL Sport Foundation and SportsAid supported athletes hit the ITV news!

Last month ITV approached SportsAid asking for some young up and coming athletes that have been inspired by the IAAF World Championships held in London. Two GLL Sport Foundation supported athletes were selected to take part in the filming for ITV news on the 15th of August. Filming took place

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Success for GSF supported athletes on final weekend of the IAAF World Championships

The IAAF World Championships were a huge success, being hosted in London and getting a record number of spectators to the event every night. Great Britain and NI had a slow start to the medal tally but reached UK Sport’s target on the final days with some fantastic results from

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GLL Sport Foundation supported sprinters shine at Athletics World Championships

The World Athletics Championships aren’t even half way through yet and there has been plenty of British success, with Mo Farah showing his class on the opening night winning the 10,000m in style. Although GSF supported athletes haven’t yet medalled, they have shown great potential for the future of British

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July Athletes of the Month – Aled Davies & Michael McKillop

July was a very busy month with a lot of success from our supported athletes. It was a difficult decision, but we have chosen Aled Davies and Michael McKillop for their successes at the Para Athletics World Championships last month. Both athletes added to their medal collections winning more golds

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Twelve GSF supported athletes selected for Athletics World Championships

British Athletics have announced the team for the Athletics World Championships taking place in London 4-13th of August. Currently 81 in total, the London 2017 team will be the largest ever to represent British Athletics at a World Championships. We are very proud to be supporting 12 of those athletes selected.

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Summer of Sporting Talent – GSF athletes competing against the best

This summer is showing a variety of sporting championships including Wimbledon, the Athletics and Para Athletics World Championships and the Deaflympics. We’re proud to announce a huge number of GSF supported athletes have been selected and are already competing in these world class events. Lucy Shuker (GSF ambassador in Taunton)

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