Presentation on theme: "Jess Leyden. Major sporting achievements to date 2009Gold- WJ14 1X National Championships 2010Gold- WJ15 1X National Championships (record time) Gold-"— Presentation transcript:
Major sporting achievements to date 2009Gold- WJ14 1X National Championships 2010Gold- WJ15 1X National Championships (record time) Gold- WJ15 1X National Schools Regatta Gold- WJ15 1X Inter Regional Regatta Boston Rowing Marathon (50km) WJ17 Double Scull (record time) 2011Silver- Open Women's 2000m English Indoor Championships Selected to represent GB at Munich International Regatta- Bronze in WJ 4X Gold- WJ16 1X Inter Regional Regatta Gold- W16 1X National Schools Regattas Silver- WCha 2X National Schools Regatta Gold- WSen 4X Henley Women's Regatta Selected to Represent GB at J16 Great Britain V France Match in W1X - Gold Selected to Represent GB at the World Junior Championships in W4X (7 th ) 2012 so far Gold- National Schools Regatta (record time) Top of category at Women's Head of the River Race (8+) Silver- Dorney Small Boats Regatta Selected to represent GB at Munich International Regatta – Gold WJ4x, Silver WJ4x & Bronze WJ2x Fastest Girl at GB November, spring and final trials Selected to Represent GB at the World Junior Championships
Ambitions My short term goals are to win a medal at this years Junior World Championships in Bulgaria and to be selected to represent GB at the Youth Olympics in Australia in January. I am currently studying Math's, Chemistry and Physics at A-level and hope to go to university to study Civil engineering. My long term goals are to: Compete and medal in a single scull at Junior World Championships 2013 Compete and medal in a single scull at Junior World Championships 2013 Be selected for both the GB under 23 and GB senior teams. Be selected for both the GB under 23 and GB senior teams. To compete in the Olympics. To compete in the Olympics. Next year I aim to: Compete at Henley Royal and Women's Henley at elite level Compete at the Women's Head of the River Race Compete at Munich International Regatta and World Junior Championships in a single Be the top Junior women’s sculler throughout the GB trials
What I do each week… Monday 30 min spinning 6km ergo 30 min spinning (3 min sprints with 2 min light) Tuesday 12 km half pressure sprint training 8 x 1 min Wednesday 6 x 500m sprints on ergo work at the stables Thursday 3km warm up (technical focus) 12km half pressure sprint training 6 x 60 strokes Fridayrest, work at stables Saturday 9km timed club race 3km warm up & 12 km half pressure Sunday 3km warm up & 3 x 1500m pieces 12 km half pressure heavy weights circuit Monday 30 min spinning 6km ergo 30 min spinning Tuesday 30 min ergo full pressure rate 20 3.5 mile run 40 min+ circuit training (increases each week up to 1 hour 20) Wednesday 3km warm up 5 km (1 km firm, 1 km light) on ergo work at the stables Thursday 5km ergo test (once every 4 weeks)/ 6km Sprint weights circuit Fridayrest, work at stables Saturday 9km club race 3km warm up & 12 km half pressure Sunday 3km warm up & 3 x 1500m pieces 12 km half pressure heavy weights circuit 3km warm up (technical focus)
How sponsorship helps Throughout the year I have to travel around the country and to some international regattas. Any sponsorship I get would allow me to carry on doing this and to help with additional costs, for example: Equipment Equipment Kit Kit Entry fees Entry fees Cost of multiple GB training camps Cost of multiple GB training camps GB trials GB trials Food and nutrition Food and nutrition This year I am trying to raise £12,000 for a new single scull, to replace my current boat. My current boat is 12 years old and so wear and tear is taking its toll – It is also getting too small for me! The replacement would be an Empacher and looks like this:
The Press Coverage I Receive I have a Facebook page dedicated to my rowing career which I update regularly to show how my training is going where I am competing how I have gone on so sponsors can follow my progress. I have had articles in newspapers such as: Halifax Courier Halifax Courier Todmorden News Todmorden News Rochdale Observer Rochdale Observer Rochdale Online Rochdale Online Rowing and Regatta magazine Rowing and Regatta magazine
Jess is an exceptional athlete – she constantly performs at the highest level of junior and senior rowing. Her dedication and commitment to the sport is total. To watch her train and race is awe inspiring and she has inspired many other members of HLRC to try and achieve more. Sportsman often say they give 110% I believe Jess actually does! – 2 nd place is not good enough. Her future sports career looks bright as she makes the transition from junior to senior rowing – GB coaches are already suggesting she will be selected to represent GB at the Youth Olympics in Australia next year. Ian John Captain - Hollingworth Lake Rowing Club
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