Olympic Athletes from The County Group area!

In keeping with the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, we here at The County Group thought we would give our loyal customers an insight in to the Olympic athletes from The County Group area of Cheshire.

As the Olympic Games begin on the 5th August, we believe that by knowing who your local athletes you can give some added support to your area.

Ben Ainslie:

Olympic Sport: Sailing

Location: Macclesfield

Competitions: 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics and 11 World Championship Titles

Born: February 5 1977 (Aged 39)

Height: 1.83 m

Education: Terra Nova School

Shanaze Reade:

Olympic sport: BMX

Location: Crewe

Competitions: 2012 London Olympics

Born: September 23 1988 (Aged 27)

Height: 1.7 m

Paula Radcliffe:

Olympic Sport: Long distance runner

Location: Davenham, Cheshire

Competition: 2004 and 2008 Olympics, 2005 Marathon World Champion

Born: 17 December 1973 (Aged 42)

Height: 1.73 m

Olivia Whitlam:

Olympic Sport: Rowing

Location: Warrington

Competition: 2007 World Championship, 2008 and 2012 Olympics

Born: September 16 1985 (Aged 30)

Height: 1.85 m

This wraps up our Team GB profiles and has given you the chance to be proud of where you come from! Remember you can always stay local for whatever you need, including insurance; we are always here to help!

For more information, do not hesitate to contact our team on 01270 506 980.


Ben Ainslie – Sailing

Shanaze Reade – BMX

Paula Radcliffe – Athletics

Olivia Whitlam – Rowing