As Georgia Simm’s representative athletics journey has progressed, her workload has gotten lighter which will arguably give the speedster her best chance to succeed at the NSW All Schools Championships this week.
At the Armidale Diocesan Carnival – where Georgia was named age champion for the 13 years girls – Georgia had qualified for five events.
She decided to sit out the 100m and 200m events to save her energy for the longer races. It paid off with wins in the 400m, 800m and 1500m races.
Following the NSW CCC Athletics Carnival, where she came top five in all three events, she qualified for the 800m and 1500m races at the all schools championships.
“I was pretty happy with the 800 and 1500. The 400 was at the end of the day and I’d already run my other events. I was really tired by that point,” Georgia said.
“I slept the whole way home.”
Georgia – who trains under Wally Warner – said she’d been training hard in the lead-up to all schools.
“My times have improved since last year and I have a bit of an idea [of what the competition will be like],” Georgia said.
“I’ll be up there but I’m really going to have to push to get around some of the faster girls.
“I’m going to train hard and I’m going to try my best.”