As per my last post, about being the ACT’s Walk Safely to School Day Ambassador, and also being selected to represent Australia at the World Championships in Moscow, Russia Aug 10-18, I have been receiving some media attention in Canberra recently. To check it all out head to my ’2013 Media’ page and enjoy what you see and read!
It gives me great pleasure to announce that I am the official ambassador for the ACT’s Walk Safely to School Day, which is taking place at St. Bede’s Primary School, Red Hill on Friday May 24th. It is very exciting and humbling to have been chosen as the sole ambassador; I feel like I am a worthy choice though as I used to walk to primary school when I was younger!
Walk Safely to School Day is endorsed by the Pedestrian Council of Australia and encourages all children, Australia-wide, to walk and commute safely to school on Friday May 24th. Here are just some of the benefits of walking to school:
- it is a healthy way to start the day, creating regular walking habits from an early age
- ensuring children are aware of the correct road-crossing skills
- reduce car dependency that can be created at an early age
- promotion of public transport
- reduce the level of air pollution and traffic congestion created by cars
It is a great initiative and I would strongly encourage all schools to get involved! For more information, check out www.walk.com.au and remember -
ACTIVE KIDS ARE HEALTHY KIDS!!
Tonight I return to the track where I will be competing in the Women’s 400m Hurdles as part of the Qantas Melbourne World Challenge Meet at 630pm Albert Park.
Training has been going well and I am excited to see what I can run tonight as I prepare for the World Championship Selection Trials next week in Sydney.
Check out my blog to see what I have been up to over the last couple of weeks.
As my title would suggest… I’m BACK! I’m sorry it has been so long but I haven’t had much to report! For a full run down on what I have been up to, please check out my ’2013 Blog’ page. As my 2013 season has just started I will be posting footage and race analysis as well as general updates on my website much more regularly!
I hope you enjoy what you read and see and can continue on my amazing athletics journey with me!
Well the time has almost arrived for me to make my Olympic debut, which is happening at 19.08 tonight (4.08 AEST Aug 6th). I have drawn lane 1 in heat 2, where the progression through to the semi finals will be the first 4 in each heat plus the next 4 fastest on times, into semi’s of 8 people.
I cannot wait to get out into that incredible stadium, soak up the atmosphere and just give it everything I’ve got against the best in the world!
For more information and results on my race tonight and the 2012 London Olympic Games please click here…
I hope you will all set your alarms and can get up super early to cheer me on! This is an amazing opportunity for me and I want to say thank you to everyone who has every supported me, it means a lot!
I’ll get back to you when I can!
I hope you’re all ready for the athletics action to begin tomorrow at the London Olympic Games!! I have been in the Village 4 days now and it is great. I am looking forward to racing on Sunday night; I will keep you posted on what time I will be racing and you can set your early alarm clocks accordingly!!
Everything is going great with me, I’ve been loving all of the Olympic viewing so far and can’t wait for the athletics to start!
For more insight into what it’s like being an ‘Olympic athlete’ check out my blog! Enjoy!
On Saturday July 21st I ran in the 400H at Szczecin, Poland where I finished 5th in 56.69. Although I finished 5th and my time was not as fast as I had hoped, I took the race out quite fast, set it up positively and was with the leaders coming into the final 100m. Unfortunately a stride pattern error cost me some time and I was unable to reaccelerate after that but there was some very encouraging signs to take from it..
To watch the race please click here… or you can also see it on my ’2012 races’ page.
That is all in terms of races from me now, until my 400H Heat at the Olympic Games on Aug 5th!
Tonight I will be having my final 400H race before I line up in the Heats of the W400H at the London Olympic Games. I am in Szczecin, Poland and will be running at 720pm (320am AEST). There is a strong field assembled and I am looking forward to having a final hit out before London.
I am not sure if it will work but there is a LIVE stream of the IAAF Grand Prix Premium EAA meet here… Also, for more information on the meet, please click here…
As the London Olympics approaches rather quickly, there have been a few media interviews, articles and videos featuring myself, as well as my wonderful training partner and fellow London Olympics-bound athlete Brendan Cole, as well as my awesome coach Matt Beckenham.
Please take a few moments to watch/read and gain more of an insight as to who I am, leading into the biggest competition of my career.
You can click on each article below, or you can also find them on my ’2012 Media’ page.
The Australian Sports Commission – interview with Lauren Boden and Brendan Cole; giving an insight as to what the Australian Institute (AIS) and the Olympic Games means to them
The Australian Sports Commission – interview with coach Matt Beckenham on his experiences at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and how his athletes are shaping up before the Olympics
Prime Ministers’ Olympic & Paralympic Challenge - Brendan Cole runs you through some important stretches, aptly assisted by my good self!
The Herald Sun - I had journalist, Nick Walshaw from The Daily Telegraph, join me for a training session before I left Australia. Here is his version of how that went…!
The Daily Telegraph - Video footage of the training session Nick Walshaw joined in with me on!
I hope you enjoy them!
On July 17th I ran in the 400H in Luzern, finishing 7th in 56.98. I was disappointed with this result, as I was in the lead pack coming into the last 120m, however some untimely stride pattern errors occurred. I lost momentum and time which is very hard to recover from in a 400H race.
I now know what I have to do in my next and final race before London, which will be on Saturday in Szczecin, Poland. It will be another tough race in (hopefully) good weather so I am looking forward to having a great run.
Footage of the race in Luzern can be viewed by clicking here, otherwise you can watch it on my ’2012 Races’ page.