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Midlands Under 20 and Senior Championship

Last Sunday, on the June 11th, I ran the 110m hurdles in Nuneaton at the Midlands Athletics Championship. I won my race with a wind assisted personal best, which now means I've been selected to represent a joint England/Midlands team at a Welsh International in Cardiff on July 12th!
Thank you very much to JHMT!

5 days ago

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Leicestershire and Rutland Schools County Championship

Last Saturday, on the 10th June, I took part in the Leicestershire and Rutland Schools County Championship; I came 2nd in the senior boys 110m hurdles and won the 400m hurdles. As a result, I have now been selected to represent Leicestershire at the English Schools Championship in Birmingham on the 7th and 8th of July, where I will be doing the 110m hurdles.
Once again a big thank you to JHMT!

5 days ago

Lizzie Warner

Lizzie Warner

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National Series

The outdoor season has begun well. I won my first senior outdoor competition at Matlock and came 2nd in a big tournament run by Staffordshire Archery. But my biggest success was in the first two stages of the National Series. All the top archers compete over 6 stages for a place in the National Series Final, which is the big domestic event in our sport, along with the National Championships. In the 1st stage I finished 3rd, which I couldn't quite believe. There were so many great archers there that I went with no expectations. My ranking round was a bit lower than I would have liked, but I definitely pulled it back in the head-to-heads and I was very pleased with the end result.

My ranking round in the 2nd stage on Sunday again wasn't as good as I hoped it would be, but the conditions were difficult and I was pleasantly surprised to find I'd ranked 6th. I really seemed to get in the zone in the head-to-heads and I made it to the final. Although I lost the match I was really pleased to finish 2nd. This means that I am currently leading the National Series rankings after 2 of the 6 stages. This exceeded all my expectations and I can't wait for the rest of the season.

In the photograph, that's me on the left with my trophy for finishing 2nd on the Sunday.

10th Jun, 2017

Lizzie Warner

Lizzie Warner

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indoor season

I had a very successful indoor season. I was particularly pleased with my performances at the National Championships, where I won both the junior and senior titles. This led to me being selected to shoot for GB juniors) in the European Indoor Championships. I didn't do as well as I'd hoped in the individual competition but I managed to identify and sort out a problem I was having and then shot really well in the team competition. We shot great as a team and won bronze after defeating Poland in the bronze medal match 6-0. I've shot as a cadet (under 18) for GB but this was my first competition as a junior (under 21) so I was pleased to win a medal.

10th Jun, 2017

East Midland Region 2017 Championships May 27th - 29th.

After the British Championships in Sheffield in April I travelled back up there for the Midlands Youth Championships. I competed in 3 events the 200m Breastroke, 100m Breaststroke and 100m Fly.

I qualified for finals in all 3 events but decided to pull out of the 100m Fly final.

I was the overall Midlands Champion in both the 200m Breaststroke and the 100m Breaststroke.

10th Jun, 2017

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thankyou!

this trust has been a massive help in offering me a grant, I have been selected to represent Great Britain in the cycle speedway world tour and this grant is helping me pay to get to Australia where the world tour will be held, in November. I have been training and working towards getting selected for the Great Britain cycle speedway team for two years and it is one of my greatest achievements.

In preparation for the world tour I will be training three times a week and competing in various competitions at the weekends. I have currently just finished competing in the regional junior girls competition that consisted of four rounds, I won all of these and took the title of regional champion and have qualified to move onto the national rounds which I came second in last year. the other major competition I am competing in, in preparation for the world tour, is the women's league. this consists of 4 rounds each with two matches and involves the majority of girls that race in cycle speedway. the first match at the event is a team match and the second an individual. in the individual I am currently placed second.

I am very excited to be going to Australia to race for my country, this is an opportunity that only comes round every four years and I cant thank the trust enough for helping me get to Australia.

8th Jun, 2017

Thank you

I can't thank the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust enough for picking me for one of their Inspire Awards. The grant has come at the best possible time for me. I am currently training to represent the East Midlands at the Special Olympics GB National Summer Games in Sheffield. The grant will really help me to have 1 to 1 coaching to make sure I am in the best form possible and feel confident to do my best for the East Midlands in the National Games in August.

As a warm up before the National Games, I competed in the Learning Disability Regional Series Midlands tournament at Nottingham Tennis Centre on the weekend of 27th May. I won a gold medal in the singles and gold with my partner in the doubles in my category. I am really excited about Sheffield and am really looking forward to competing, because the National Games only comes around every four years.

Once again, a huge thank you to the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust.

6th Jun, 2017

Millie  O'Connell

Millie O'Connell

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THANKYOU!!!

Thank you so much to everyone at JHMT for kindly giving me this award towards my expedition to Ghana. I am extremely grateful for the boost in my fundraising that the grant has given. I am now over half way with my fundraising, and despite already raising over £1500 towards my trip, I am still dedicated to working very hard with odd jobs and car washes to reach my total! I am really looking forward to my trip in 2018, and I can't wait to not only be able to help improve the lives and education of the Ghanaian children, but to share my experiences with everyone on my return.

Again, thank you so much for awarding me this grant JHMT!

6th Jun, 2017

William Bell

William Bell

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British Summer Nationals - July 2017

After a tricky start to the long course season I decided to change my goals with regaining my fitness being the priority. I also decided to target my best events for the Nationals and train hard for them in July. I am very pleased to report that I raced successful qualifying times in the window for every one of the 8 events I targeted, with no1 position on the rankings for 3 events and no2 for 2 in my age group.

6th Jun, 2017

Daisy Platts

Daisy Platts

Sports

Midlands Champs and National QT's

Just had a busy 3 days racing at Ponds Forge in the East Midlands Regionals.
I had decided this year as my backstroke times had put me in a such strong position on rankings I was going to have a go racing some of my other strokes.
I had a good 400 IM which put me in 25th position on rankings for 17/18 years, missing British Nationals but securing me a place at English Nationals.
So I've qualified for 50, 100 and 200 backstroke at British and 200 and 400 IM at English.
A great achievement in a dual age band!

2nd Jun, 2017