I am in Moscow, Russia now! The Australian Flame Team arrived on Tuesday, after a very early 4am start! We are staying in the Crowne Plaza, which is an awesome hotel and only 15mins bus from the main stadium. Training has been going very well and tomorrow will be my final warm up before competition! I am feeling great and very ready to race!
You will be able to find my timetable of events on my ’2013 Race Schedule’ page.
I will also try and put some photos up once the wifi is working a bit better in the hotel!
My blog is up-to-date now too, so I hope you enjoy the read.
Live results will be available throughout the World Championships, through the IAAF website.
I hope you all enjoy the short coverage back in Australia, I believe SBS will have a 1hr highlights program on each night!
Aussie Aussie Aussie……. OI OI OI!!!
Sorry I haven’t posted for a while, it has been quite a busy time for me! On Friday July 26th I was fortunate enough to run a 400H in the London Anniversary Games, which was a 3-day Diamond League held exactly 1yr after the 2012 London Olympic Games. I got a late call up and was so excited to be running in front of 60, 000 people in that amazing stadium!
I finished 9th in a time of 55.93, which was pleasing as I had been training hard for the 2wks previous and had not been competing. It was a solid time and fantastic to run in such a high quality race, especially as it was my last one before the World Championships.
Full results are available here…
A video of the race is available on my ’2013 Race Footage’ page and I have also updated my blog!
Last night (Saturday July 13th) I had my third 400H race of the week, competing in Heusden, Belgium at the KBC Night of Athletics. I finished 3rd in 55.84. I am very pleased with this result, as I managed to run faster and finish stronger than my race in Budapest on Wednesday and also reversed the result on one of my competitors. It was a close race but a great way for me to close out the week.
Full race results are available here…
Footage of my race is available on my ’2013 Race Footage’ page.
I have also posted a new blog to give a more in-depth review of my run in Heusden and also the week as a whole!
Happy reading and viewing!
On Wednesday July 10th I competed in the 400H at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial in Budapest, Hungary. I finished 6th in a time of 56.14. I executed my race pattern well but was disappointed I did not run faster. The conditions were not ideal for 400H and my tummy was not agreeing with the Hungarian food, however, these are not excuses. I was perhaps a little flat from my PB run a few days prior, which is completely understandable I think!
Full results from the meet are available here. I am still trying to track down footage of my race, so stay tuned!
I now turn my attention to the final 400H of this big week of racing, which is Saturday July 13th in the KBC Night of Athletics Meet in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium.
Information for the meet can be found here or on my ’2013 Race Schedule’ page.
Also, to view the video’s from my time in Cologne so far, courtesy of MattyB, they will now be located on my ’2013 Media’ page.
I RAN A PB!!!!!! After 3yrs I have finally run a new 400H PB! In placing 1st at the Leon Buyel Memorial Meet, Oodergem, Belguim on July 6th I ran a new Personal Best time of 55.08! It was a really close, hard-fought race and I was pushed the whole way. I was so happy, relieved and a tiny bit surprised when I crossed the finish line to see 55.08 on the clock!
I am so amazingly grateful to my wonderful coach Matt Beckenham. His endless support, guidance and passion allow me to trust him and what we are trying to achieve 100% and the results are showing this strong partnership. We have so much more to come, but thank you for the new PB! The MattyBDEPT (inc. the Mini’s I coach) crew are an inspirational group and I am very thankful to have them around me, as well as my wonderful family and friends. Particularly my fiance Heath and my parents. I love you all very much :)
I am excited because training is going racing are mirroring that. I feel like here is so much more to come, so stay tuned!
Footage of the race is now available on my ’2013 Race Footage’ page and there is a new blog for you to check out too.
Lauren xx :) :) :)
Also, MattyB (coach) has been very creative in documenting the time Mel, Matty and I have spent in Cologne so far, as well as our housemates Brandon Starc and Alex Stewart.
To view Cologne Week 1 please click here…
To view Cologne Week 2 please click here…
Enjoy your viewing!
On Thursday June 27th I competed in the first 400H of my European campaign, at the IAAF World Challenge Meet – Ostrava Golden Spike (Czech Republic). I finished 3rd in a Season’s Best time of 55.55sec. This is my 6th fastest time ever and by far the fastest opening run I have had in Europe.
I executed my race plan quite well and was very excited and relieved to have run a 55sec time again. I am looking forward to having a few more races over the next couple of weeks and am really excited to see what I can produce!
Full results and race footage will hopefully be available soon! Check out my ’2013 Blog’ page for further insight into my Ostrava trip.