YPSP: Caitlyn Ross – July 2016

Caitlyn Ross

Well what can I say about this season so far? For me it’s been an amazing season so far and I hope it continues. It shows that hard work does pays off. It shows that all the hard work that I put in during winter training is starting to show in my performance at competitions.

It started to really show at one of my biggest competitions of the year at the Mencap Games in Barnsley at the end of June. I got three golds and one silver medal.

My first event was the 100m, I came in second and my time wasn’t my best but I tried my best. Next was shot putt, I came in first with a personal best of 8.10m. This was my first time over the 8m mark and I was so happy that if I could do cartwheels I would have done them!

The next event I had was discus which I won gold in and I was so close to my personal best. It was frustrating since I had done so well in my shot putt.

My last event at the Mencap Games was javelin where I won gold. I didn’t think I would get it as javelin isn’t my strongest throwing event but then I remembered what my coaches told me at training, to relax, and I managed to break the National Games Record for my age group which I had got last year.

The next competition I was competing in was Forth Valley Flyers Championships.

I won four gold medals. My first event was the 100m where I was first. I was a lot faster than I was at the Mencap games the week before. I then had to go straight to shot putt as I had been shouted for that at the same time as the 100m.

Shot putt went well but it wasn’t my best throw, however it was close to my personal best. The next event was javelin and I did not do too well as I was a bit further away from my personal best. My last event of the competition was discus and it was an amazing end to the competition. It was my best throw of the day with a new personal best of 21.18m, I was over the moon with this achievement as I was only aiming for 20m as my last personal best was 19.94m.

My next competition is the Wishaw Games on 13 August 2016 and I hope to keep up my success and hope to keep getting better and breaking my personal bests.

Caitlyn Ross
Scottish Disability Sport Young Persons’ Sport Panel
Caitlyn with medals