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2020 Simon Coppard
Simon Coppard

Sport

Athletics

Achievements to date

  • 2020 - National Indoor 800m Champion
  • 2018 - European Youth Qualifying Time, ranking 3rd in Europe
  • 2017 - National Outdoor 800m Silver

I have been running for just over four years after joining Tonbridge Athletics Club in 2016 and my love for Athletics quickly developed after winning National medals in my initial seasons. I continued to progress year on year but made the decision to pursue running as a serious athlete after running the European Youth Qualifying time in 2018. After attending Maidstone Grammar School in Kent, I planned on pursuing my Athletic career with an elite group of international runners whilst studying a MEng in Sports Technology at Loughborough University in the Wolfson Engineering School. I plan to run on the international stage for Great Britain and one day at the Olympics.

Most memorable sporting achievement to date

National Indoor 800m Champion

Biggest sporting disappointment to date

Missing out on the European Youth Championships.

Most respected sportsperson

Seb Coe – Athletics 800m/1500m

Ritual before sporting competition

Lucky pair of socks!

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