“People with PTSD have their floodgates wide open. Lacking a filter, they are on constant sensory overload. In order to cope, they try to shut themselves down and develop tunnel vision and hyper-focus. If they can’t shut down naturally, they may enlist drugs or alcohol to block out the world. The tragedy is that the... Continue Reading →
On this day in 2008, twelve years ago, I received the frustrating news that I’d once again been missed off the ‘Talent’ program for UKAthletics Funding. It seems this was my second year failing to be selected for this program (as per my silly Facebook rant - I have a love-hate relationship with these FB... Continue Reading →
Fuelled by positive media write-ups Did you see these two articles written by the Finnish media about me the day preceding the Paavo Nurmi Games, Turku? It may sound odd, but reading these gave me a confidence-boost despite the interrupted preparation. Because it made me think, well, if they want to share my story with... Continue Reading →
Hey guys, at the weekend Instagram reminded me that I ruptured my Achilles four years ago. (Thanks, Insta...) Anyway, that got me thinking, along with other questions that I received following sharing the post - how did I recover so well? What got me through the other side? How am I doing now? So here's... Continue Reading →
There is always hope. That's the spiel I'm constantly spouting, anyway. But what happens when another major event is pulled from the competition calendar? What happens when another 'big' one bites the dust? Argh! Tbh, I was frustrated for a brief moment, gutted and then I moved on. Again, it was like...I expected it. How... Continue Reading →
Because I’ve had quite a few people asking, I thought I’d share what impact COVID-19 Coronavirus has had on my preparation for the 2020 Athletics season and the Tokyo Olympic Games...
Hey! I’m sure you’ve already seen my Athletics Profile on the About section of my site, but why not check it out again for a video update and some additional info on my 2020 season! My first competition was okay - my furthest indoor season opener ever (by 1cm ha!). You can read more about... Continue Reading →
Reflection of my first indoor competition in Karlsruhe following some timely Readwise quotes from my favourite book, The Alchemist and a popular GCSE read, A Christmas Carol!
I recently shared my thoughts on the perks of training alone. So now, let me give my two-pence on probably the preferred alternative - training with a complete, holistic coaching team. Aston Moore has thankfully taken over the in-person coaching role that I clearly so desperately needed (but didn’t realise I did). Being... Continue Reading →
Perks are numerous. And it was initially really difficult for me to think about the negatives. But I wanted to give a balanced and honest assessment of my training regime, because Maris asked. And maybe others are wondering the same. Control For a start, I like to curate my own training program (from Dan Pfaff's... Continue Reading →