Speedskills off-season kicks off!

Speedskills has been very busy over the passed few weeks getting our long standing members fit for their upcoming seasons. Like Callum Sirker who we would like to congratulate on signing for England 7’s! I’m sure you will be missed at WASPs academy but its great to see the progression you have made.

Anthony Watson and Jonathan Joseph spent some time at Speedskills HQ prepping for their England tour – we wish them well and look forward to seeing them on their return for more speed training.

 

Speedwise workshops are underway

Speedwise held its first workshop of the year at Lee Valley Athletics Centre on 23rd & 24th May.

We had an array of attendees from the highest level of rugby, football, cricket and athletics all looking to gain further knowledge and understanding of ways to combine speed training with the busy schedule of an elite athlete.

Day 1 was spent observing the training of some of the Speedworks squad with an open discussion featuring Chijindu Ujah, britains youngest athlete to run sub 10s, talking through his Rio prep.

Day 2 started with theory classroom work and finished with an afternoons practical session where each attendee got to experience being an athlete under Jonas Dodoo’s coaching, learning some key coaching cues and gaining a hands on understanding to the biomechanics of explosive speed.

Each individual also got to experience our exergenies for themselves, in a practical resistance session. These could be purchased on the day and can now be brought via our eshop.

Newham proves a success for Speedworks

We had some promising results from team Speedworks at Newham this weekend.

OJ ran an impressive 10.15w to further highlight his impeccable form.
Imani Lansiquot smashed her PB and ran 11.28 – massive congratulations achieving the Olympic standard! Great start to the season for this promising junior.
There were more PB’s in the long jump with Olivia Breen jumping a new lifetime best of 4.38m – well done Livvy!
Reece Prescod continued the PB flurry running 20.57 in the 200m, a euro qualifier. We cant wait to see more as the season progresses.
Kema Egbunike backed up the PB tally in the 200m along with Nathan Gilbert in the 100m.

Congratulations to all the Speedworks athletes who competed and we look forward to updating you with more results as the season unfolds.