Team Russell is a group of young athletes ranging from age 7 – 21 training at Woodburn Road Athletics Stadium, English Institute of Sport and Graves Park in Sheffield participating in Track & Field as well as cross country. Team Russell has had many English Schools track and field finalist over the past 13 years and with the one to one coaching aims to produce many more top class athletes. If anyone is in the Sheffield area with youngsters who have a keen interest in Athletics then we couldn’t recommend anyone else http://teamrussell.co.uk/
Within the team we are also specifically helping out 3 fantastic up and coming athletes. Emily Stimpson, Cyane Robinson & Esther Rowe-Towle
Unfortunately, Emily struggled with illness and injury throughout the 2017 track season missing her first English School Championships in 5 years. Now recovered and getting back to full fitness.
The Cross Country 2018 season has so far seen a good level of success with Emily stepping up to the U20 age group and finishing in 5th in the Yorkshire Champs and Qualifying for the Yorkshire team. A strong winter of training will hopefully see qualification for the English Schools track and field Championships which will be Emily last Schools race. The target is a sub 2.10 for 800m in 2018.
After suffering a stress fracture during the 2017 cross country season Cyane missed 12 weeks of running. She finished off the season with a personal best over 800m which gives a lot of confidence going forward.
So far this winter Emily finished with a Silver medal in the U17 Yorkshire Champs Cross Country and won Gold with the Rotherham team. For summer of 2018 the target is to qualify for the English Schools track and field Championships and break 2.10 for 800m.
After a solid first track season Esther ranks among Yorkshire’s top 1500m runners not bad considering she had been training for less than a year. Targets for the 2018 cross country season are to make the Yorkshire team for the inter counties and also to qualify for the English Schools Championships. Going forward in to the summer and it will be Esther’s aim to try and the run the qualifying time for the English Schools Track and Field Championships over 1500/3000m.
Team Russell will be making our products available for their athletes to use and also will be selling at various meets around the country.