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Caitlin's speed skating successes!

Sunday, 20 October 2013

My name is Caitlin and I’m a ice speed skater. I’m 4 time Australian champion and 2 time New Zealand champion. I have 36 records over-all, i have 14 trophies and 15 medals. I’m ranked 1st in the world from my grade for the 222m (two laps). My fastest lap time is 10.2 seconds and I can do 50.4 seconds for four and a half laps. I have been skating for 6 years now. Just recently I qualified for an international suit by completing the 1000m (9 laps) in 1:49s.

I train 3 times a week: Monday mornings at 6:15; and Tuesday and Thursday nights. Training is hard,and sometimes i really don’t want to go because I’m that sore, but if I want to get better than I am now, I have to push it to the limit to get that much better. To quote Herschel Walker (2 x All Pro NFL Champion & MMA Champion)- “If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.” Currently, I’m training for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea,Seoul. I’m also training to go to Junior Worlds when I’m 15, because I’m not old enough to enter at the moment. I have two coaches: Mr Park who generally trains the older boys and mostly gives instructions to the whole group; and my normal coach Fran.

In 2011, four other speed skaters and I went to South Korea for a month.It was really intense training.We had to get up at 3:30am and train for 3 hours in the morning,then go back to our apartment for a sleep then get up again to go do some more training for another 3 hours. In one of our times off, we went to the biggest indoor theme park called Lotte World. It was so big that it was a mission to find everyone. Sadly the next day the Korean coach expected a lot of hard training considering how much candy we had eaten the day before!

That’s a summary of my life as a speed skater. To read more about what I’ve achieved, follow this link to my online skating profile:

What Now made a hot shot video that I featured in along with a few other skaters from my club. I hope you enjoy it!



Kathryn Gray-van Olst said...

It's an amazing achievement Caitlin. Go you!!!

Tracey Purdie said...

Well done Caitlin, that was great seeing what you have achieved and hearing about your time in Korea! Awesome work!!

Anonymous said...

Wow - you are very dedicated to your sport. A fantastic effort well done Caitlin.

Anonymous said...

Hi Leigh Andrews here
Caitlin your success was amazing, I believe you can do amazingly well in the junior world

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Michelle Vaughan said...

Well done Caitlin, it's incredible to be breaking records at your age, well done - enjoy your success, and keep aiming high!

Anonymous said...

Lovely to see the TV clip Caitlin. You are on track for 2018! from Miss McQ