The GO GOLD Podium Athletes aim to blog about their competitions and training sessions at least once a month to keep LRS updated on their progress.

Clicking on an athlete will also give you access to their individual profile and updates.

Ben Higgins

Ben Higgins

GO GOLD Athlete

Season in full flow!

38 mins ago

It's been a very busy month if so with loads of competing and quite a lot of stress too!
I am currently coachless and this has been hugely difficult mid season trying to navigate National championshios without the support of my coach.
All things considered I've had a very successful time.

Bronze medalist in 400mH at the England u23 championships

Qualifying to Compete at The Olympic Trials (British Championships)

6th in the 400mH Final of the England Senior Athletics Championships

i then went on to run a Pb of almost a second in the 400mH last week which takes me to just outside the top 10 in the Uk overall this year and 4th in the u23 age group in the Uk.

still a few races to come!


Amy Griffiths

Amy Griffiths

GO GOLD Ambassador

Thank you Go Gold

12 hours ago

I am at the end of my Go Gold journey as I am now too old for the scheme and I want to thank Go Gold for all the help and support I have received over the years. I've not just benefited financially from the scheme but I have developed and grown over the years because I had such amazing opportunities where I was in a position to be able to talk and encourage others into the sport I love. Thank you doesn't seem enough and I would like to encourage any athletes to apply to the scheme as they will benefit massively. Thank you Go Gold!


For more information please contact:

Liam Drake

Liam Drake

Sports Development Officer

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

I am currently remote working, so please contact me via email/mobile phone (where provided).

01509 564865