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Track and Field

Imogen Amos - Cross Country

Imogen Amos

SportCross Country

Academic courseBiomedical Science 

Hometown: Ashford

Best sporting achievement/personal best: Nationals at Wollaton Park Cross Country - 6.7km in 29.03 

2020/21 goal in sport: Personal bests in 10km. Represent country. Travel abroad and compete.

How did you manage to continue training/practice sport or keep fit during the Covid-19 lockdown? Able to run outdoors. Strength training at home with weights. Cycling / walking.

2021 is now the Olympic year. What is your favourite past Olympic moment? Mo Farah taking Gold in the 10,000m and 5,000m in 2012 and 2016.

Daniel Mees, Athletics scholar profile

Daniel Mees

Sport800m/1500m middle distance Athletics

Academic coursePolitics with a year in data analysis

Hometown: Peterborough 

Best sporting achievement/personal best: Running 1:49 for 800m Competed Twice International  

2020/21 goal in sport: Compete At The 2021 Olympic Trials 

How did you manage to continue training/practice sport or keep fit during the Covid-19 lockdown? Road Running and indoor circuits. Using parks when they were reopened and using playground equipment as a make shift gym

2021 is now the Olympic year. What is your favourite past Olympic moment? David Rudisha front running the 800m to a new world record

Chloe Sharp, Athletics scholar profile

Chloe Sharp

Sport: Cross Country

Academic courseMathematics 

Hometown: Herne Bay 

Best sporting achievement/personal best: Best achievement: In the four years of competing for Kent Schools at English Schools Track & Field champs, I Placed 1st, 3rd and 4th in the 1500m respectively for my first three years and 2nd in the 3000m in my final year. 

Personal bests:

  • 800m-2:11.33(2016) 
  • 1500m-4:25.83(2019) 
  • 3000m-9:36.39(2019) 
  • 5000m-17:02.03(2019) 

2020/21 goal in sport: To run 4:20 or under on the track. To be within the top 15 in my age group (U23) for XC. 

How did you manage to continue training/practice sport or keep fit during the Covid-19 lockdown? Being a runner, I was not too restricted during lockdown, I could just put on my shoes and go out for a run or session. I continued with my training having a focus on trying to improve my speed. I have also put a big focus on strength and conditioning training. Some parts of lockdown I suffered some minor injuries so had to find other ways to keep fit, for example using the static bike. Despite disappointment of track season being cancelled, I motivated myself to keep training and use this time to focus on my areas of weakness.

2021 is now the Olympic year. What is your favourite past Olympic moment? Kelly Holmes’s winning both the 800m and the 1500m in 2004 at Athens.

Reuben Vaughan

Reuben Vaughan 

Sport: Discus

Academic courseBA Architecture 

Hometown: London 

Best sporting achievement/personal best: Reaching Final of Muller British Athletic Championship PB’s of 48.77m (2kg Discus) & 50.89 (1.5kg Discus)  

2020/21 goal in sport: To compete internationally and for GB – Qualify for U23 Euros & British Championships 

How did you manage to continue training/practice sport or keep fit during the Covid-19 lockdown? Practising at home in garden with weights and drills. Training in open spaces 4 x per week.

2021 is now the Olympic year. What is your favourite past Olympic moment? London 2012 Super Saturday

Molly Walsh, Athletics scholar profile

Molly Walsh 

SportHammer Throw

Academic courseSport and Exercise Management

Hometown: Wolverhampton 

Best sporting achievement/personal best: Second place at the European Club Championships Cup (2019) and 4th all time on the u18 best performances in the UK. 

2020/21 goal in sport: Attend the British Championships 

How did you manage to continue training/practice sport or keep fit during the Covid-19 lockdown? I threw on a wooden board In the middle of a field not ideal but didn’t let lockdown stop me!

2021 is now the Olympic year. What is your favourite past Olympic moment? Sophie Hitchon Olympic Bronze

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