Sprinter Edmond Amaning’s dedication to TVH through the junior ranks is reaping rich rewards as he goes from strength to strength at senior level.
Starting off as an explosive 60m runner at under 15 level Edmond is now making a big impact at the longer 200m and 400m disciplines.
This year he has already won gold in the Middlesex Championships 200m and a valuable second place in the Lee Valley BAL Premiership 200m with a PB of 20.86.
A 400 m PB of 46.77 set in Florida has been another highlight – as well as a highly satisfying run with the England squad in the Loughborough Relays 4x400m.
Edmond’s time of 21.18 in Sheffield’s British Indoor Trials in February ranks him third in the country this year, although a DQ in the semi meant he didn’t get to fight it out in the final.
Only a temporary blip as Edmond continues on his upward path through the outdoor season.
Performance progression: http://www.thepowerof10.info/athletes/profile.aspx?athleteid=64687
- How did you get into athletics?
After watching a race on TV, I wanted to try out athletics. I joined my local athletics club TVH and started competing at 14 years old.
- Which achievements in the sport are you proudest of?
This year I was selected to represent England at the Loughborough Internationals meet in the 4 x 400m relay. The team came away with a win and I am happy that I was selected to be a part of that.
- What have been the biggest factors in your development?
Overcoming injuries and keeping a healthy diet.
- What’s the toughest challenge you’ve overcome?
Sacrificing time to train is a challenge, but it’s always worth it in the end.
- What part has TVH played in your development?
TVH has exposed me to high level competition which is perfect for me as I get to race with people that push me to run faster.
- What are your top athletics goals – for the near-term and the long-term?
I am taking every day as it comes, my near-term goal is making sure I’m staying healthy and fit. My long-term goal is to continue learning more about myself and how to improve in the sport.
- What are your interests and aims outside athletics?
Outside of athletics I am a web developer. I have developed websites for a range of clients and I am currently working on several projects.
- What’s your top training tip?
If it ain’t broke don’t fix it, but prevention is better than cure.
- Describe your personality in three words!
Opportunistic, risk-taker & resilient