Ron Brooks Toyota are once again supporting Elliot Clogg, a member of team England at the recently finished Commonwealth Games, with a new Toyota AYGO x-press. The car will help Elliot make the trip from his home in Clipstone Nottinghamshire to the National Training Centre in Loughborough. This journey is 60 miles in both directions which he has to make 5 days a week.
The demanding training programme involves 4:30am starts Monday-Friday for 48 weeks of the year and Elliot fits all this in around college work & organising meal plans & nutrition.
As you may be aware Elliot went with Team England to the Commonwealth games. Elliot’s first day of competition was on the 5th April and saw him compete in the 100 backstroke. Elliot won his heat and progressed into the semi’s that evening. Unfortunately Elliot’s swim didn’t go to plan meaning that he finished in 10th place.
On day two, Elliot swam in the heat of the 4 x 100 freestyle relay. The team qualified for the final that evening which saw Elliot and one other team mate be substituted for James Guy (Olympic Silver Medallist) and Ben Proud (50 fly World Champion). The team went on to win silver behind Australia.
The next day Elliot swam in the 100m freestyle individual event which saw him swim just outside his personal best time. Elliot was a little disappointed with his swim but said he felt he didn’t have his usual “easy speed” on the first 50 which he put down to him swimming outside his PB.
Elliot had two days’ rest and finished his swimming on day 6 in the heat of the 4 x 100 medley relay, swimming the backstroke leg. Once again he was substituted for the final in which the team went on to come in second meaning that Elliot claimed his second silver medal of the games.
Mike Lane, Centre Principal at Ron Brooks Mansfield had this to say “We are delighted to have support Elliot in his journey to the Gold Coast and can’t wait to continue our support for him on his journey to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo”.
“Here at Ron Brooks we are dedicated to developing new and exceptional talent and we believe that Elliot has what it takes to continue to make a huge impact in his sport”.