Hello and Welcome

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Welcome to www.laurenwells.com.au

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my website. I sincerely appreciate the support you have shown and I hope that you enjoy what you read and see.

This website is designed to give you, my wonderful fans, a point of contact for all things Lauren Wells (nee Boden). You will be able to follow my movements, check results, and watch training/race videos. You will also gain a valuable insight into my thoughts, feelings and experiences during my many adventures throughout Australia and the world.

I very much look forward to sharing my journey with you and encourage you to come back and visit my website regularly. There is always a lot of things happening with me, so please keep checking back here to get the very latest details and updates.

Please enjoy looking through my website and all the very best!

Lauren xo :-)

Happy 2015!

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Hi Everyone,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed a safe, happy and healthy festive break, and that you are all feeling ready for a BIG 2015!!

I’m sorry I haven’t posted on here for a while – not much to update except that once I returned home from Glasgow Comm Games, I got straight back into training so that I can give myself the best chance of having a fantastic 2015! I did compete in Morocco in the Continental Cup, but lets just say that my results showed that I had only been back training 3wks after a 2wk break!

I have been doing a lot of aerobic and speed training on the track as well as strength in the gym. I have been achieving training PB’s both in the gym and on the track, therefore I am feeling very positive and excited for the Australian season ahead. I am planning to kick off my season in Hobart on January 25th at the Briggs Track Classic. It will most likely be my first 400H hit out and I am really looking forward to seeing the hard work pay off!

Now that 2015 is here and the Australian season is about to begin, I will certainly be more active in posting race results/ videos/ pictures etc so please stick around and enjoy reading/ watching how the year unfolds!

Lauren :-) xo

Family Christmas 2014
Heath, Honey, Pepper & I enjoying Christmas time!

 

Glasgow Update

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The wry smile of 4th place says it all…

Hi Everyone,

On Thursday night I competed in the Women’s 400H FINAL at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. I finished 4th in a time of 56.09, on a very wet night at Hampden Park. The result is bittersweet – Finishing 4th again, after being 4th in Delhi, is quite heartbreaking; I wanted a medal so badly and really believed it was time. On the other hand, I stuck to my race plan, executed it and put myself in the race, and on the day, was beaten by three faster girls.

I am really proud of what I have achieved, along with my amazing coach Matt Beckenham. I really felt like I’d left no stone unturned, which is why it hurt so much, but that is athletics and that’s what drives us to keep on keeping on! The depth of women’s 400H across the Commonwealth has certainly increased, so 4th in such a high quality field is something to be proud of.

I am very happy to announce that I have been selected to run in the Women’s 4x400m Relay FINAL tonight 750pm local time (450am AEST)! The girls did a fantastic job yesterday to make the final, and I am looking forward to joining Anneliese Rubie, Caitlin Sargent and Morgan Mitchell out in the Green and Gold tonight! I know we are going to give it our absolute best, and represent Lyndsay Pekin and Jess Gulli, who helped get the team into the final, to the absolute best of our ability.

Final day of athletics at the Commonwealth Games, so I hope you’ve got one last lot of loud cheering left in you, to help get us across that line!

Lauren :-)

Tonight is IT!

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Hi Everyone,

On Tuesday July 29th I competed in the 400H Heats at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. I finished second in a time of 55.79, which was enough to automatically advance me to the FINAL! I was very happy and relieved to run such a solid race that was good enough to get me into the final.

I will endeavour to find and post my heat and/or my final run to my ‘2014 Competition Footage’ Page as soon as I can!

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Tonight, in the 400H FINAL! 8.25pm local time (5.25am Friday AEST). I am really looking forward to running; I have done absolutely everything possible in training, recovery and general everyday life, to give myself the best possible chance tonight. My competition is tough, as you would expect in a Commonwealth Games Final, but I have Lane 5 and just can’t wait to mix it with the best tonight, and see what happens!

Thank you to everyone who has sent me messages of support; I appreciate it more than you know! Tonight is the big one, so I hope you’ve all got everything crossed for me and your loudest cheering voices ready!!

Aussie Aussie Aussie… OI OI OI!!!

Lauren :-)

Glasgow Update

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Hi Everyone!

I arrived in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Village five days ago, and am loving it so far! On Wednesday night I attended the Opening Ceremony, which was a lot of fun! The Australian Team are a lot of fun to be around and the experience was made all the more enjoyable sharing it with Matt (coach) and Mel (training partner).

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Action for the Australian Athletics Team begins tomorrow, and I know the next seven days are going to absolutely fly by! My training has been going really well and I have even been able to train in the main stadium at Hampden Park!

Once the startlists are available for my race I will let you know!

Lauren :-)

Glasgow – HERE WE COME!

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Hi Everyone,

Tomorrow, July 21st, I will be heading into the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Village, along with my fellow Australian Athletic team-mates! We have had a fantastic time here in Gateshead, UK – staying at The Hilton and training at the Gateshead International Stadium (and facilities).

I arrived here on Wednesday night from Luzern, where I ran 55.98 in my final 400H race before Glasgow. It was another consistent, solid race, where I finished 5th, but only 0.6s off the winner. I am feeling great and have had some awesome sessions in Gateshead, including relay sessions with the 4x400m girls.

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4x400m Relay Girls! (L-R) Morgan Mitchell, Lauren Wells, Caitlin Sargent, Anneliese Rubie, Jess Gulli, Lynsday Pekin

It is going to be a busy few days once we arrive in the Village and then on to Australian Team Dinners and of course, the Opening Ceremony!

I will try and keep you up-to-date with the latest news and sessions, as I approach the final week of preparations, before my 400H Heats, which are now July 29th, in the morning session.

Keep on eye on my ‘2014 Blog’ page, for more in-depth information on what I have been up to!

Lauren :-)

Glasgow and Luzern

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Hi Everyone,

I am writing this from the beautiful city of Luzern, Switzerland where I will be running my final 400H race before Commonwealth Games tonight at 9.24pm (5.24am AEST). It is a strong field here and I am really looking forward to fine-tuning some elements of my race before I get back into some quality training before Glasgow.

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Hampden Park – Home of the 2014 Commonwealth Games Athletics

On Friday, July 11th I ran in the 400H at the Glasgow Diamond League, finishing 3rd in 55.78. I was very pleased with my finish and it was another consistent run after my 55.69 in Oordegem the previous week.

Check out my ‘2014 Competition Footage’ page for the video of my race in Glasgow.

There is also a LIVE RESULTS page available for the competition in Luzern tonight.

Lauren :-)

Oordegem Results

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Hi Everyone,

I am very happy to report that my opening competition in Europe, on Saturday, went really well! I won the W400H in Oordegem, BEL in 55.69, which is my fastest time in 12mths and also my first Commonwealth Games ‘A’ Qualifier!

Conditions for my race were fairly blustery, but dry, and the track in Oordegem is pretty fast so I thought I’d be able to run well, if I could put together a solid race. However, I didn’t quite expect to run 55.69!

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Oordegem Winners – (L to R) Ian Dewhurst, Me, Alex Rowe, Melissa Breen, Hamish Peacock Photo courtesy of Matt Beckenham

I am also happy to announce that I am confirmed for the W400H in the Glasgow Diamond League, July 11-12! I am very excited to be running at Hampden Park, which will be inundated with Commonwealth Games athletes in three weeks time! It will be a fantastic opportunity to get a feel for the track and conditions, as well as race some of my Commonwealth Games competitors!

To view my 400H race from Oordegem, please check out my ‘2014 Competition Footage’ page.

Lauren :-)