Grants have been made to the following track and field athletes:
William Fuller – Blackheath and Bromley
Running is a big part in my life which I been doing for nearly seven years now. I thoroughly enjoy it and I am passionate about the sport. Following the guidance of my coaches I have always planned my training. I have been taught to gradually increase my mileage in order to reduce chance of injury and keep on improving. This I have done and hope to be able to continue by sticking to this principle.
My ambitions for the future are to place highly in the European cross country trials in Liverpool and qualify for the Home Countries International. As well as place highly in Nationals, and UK Inter counties. Providing the winter goes well my aim for 2016 track season would be to complete in the Loughborough International and place highly at world junior trials over 1500m or 5000m. My ambition is to run for Great Britain or England as a junior and progress and improve my way up into the senior age group.
Jennifer Willison – Derby Athletics
A contribution towards travel and accommodation costs would enable me to participate fully in the FRA U20 Championships. This series consists of 7 races held around Yorkshire, Lancashire and the Lake District. I also take part in the National trial races for England and Great Britain. Travelling from Derby to each race is on average a 200 mile car journey (there and back). I compete mainly in fell running; over each year the miles accumulate to a considerable amount (4,000 miles plus).
Laurie Dawkins – Taunton AC
My ultimate aim is to follow in the footsteps of great women british athletes like Jess Ennis – Hill who I have been lucky enough to train with; that experience was a massive inspiration to me, and that season I won my first Gold at English schools.
Beth Lloyd – Birchfield Harriers
The grant will let me buy the equipment I need, along with correct kit, all of this will help ensure I stay injury free and it allows me to pursue my goals for next year and my dream for the future. It would help me so much. I have increased my training to hope to become a top class athlete. My mom does everything she can to help and gives up everything for me. All of her money is spent on my competitions, hotels, travelling from Redditch to Birmingham 5 days a week, strength and condition courses, Membership fees etc.