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2018 Lauren Farley
Lauren Farley

Sport

Athletics

Achievements to date

  • 2018 - South of England Champion
  • 2016 / 2017 / 2018 - Qualifying for both English school combined and single events for 3 years in a row
  • 2016 - 5th at National Championships in my first year of age group

My name is Lauren Farley and I’m currently studying in my first year of A-Levels at Rainham School For Girls who have always been very supportive with my sport. I currently compete in Heptathlons and specialise in Javelin. In 2016, I took my first county championship Gold medals in both Long Jump and Shotput allowing me to be selected to represent my county. From this I competed in Heptathlons in 2017, qualifying for my second combined events English schools as well as individually qualifying for Javelin.

Heptathlons are very hard to train for trying to fit in 7 events into the week training. I train at least 5 days a week to enable me to fit this in. I train at 4 different locations; Norman Park, Medway Park, Canterbury High school and Lee Valley athletics centre, while competing for Blackheath and Bromley Harriers. I feel although this season has been a highlight for me where I am currently ranked 2nd in England and becoming south of England champion throwing 44.63m. I am very grateful of my coaches and parents that put in a lot of time for taking me to training and all across the country for national competitions.

Most memorable sporting achievement to date

I have a few:
– 5th at National Championships in my first year of age group
– Qualifying for both English school combined and single events for 3 years in a row
– Becoming South of England Champion and breaking the 4 year old record.

Biggest sporting disappointment to date

English schools 2018 for Javelin where going into it I was ranked with the ability to get an England vest but I then threw 10 meters under my PB.

Most respected sportsperson

Jessica Ennis Hill – Heptathlete

Ritual before sporting competition

I listen to music while warming up and use mental rehearsal to increase my confidence.

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