Thanks to the Airbnb Athlete Travel Support Credit granted in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the next couple of months of winter training and travel between Manchester and Loughborough and back again are covered. This is a short and sweet post to say - thanks! A little support goes a long way, so… Continue reading Airbnb x IOC Olympic Partnership: With Thanks
I first competed at the Commonwealth Games (albeit the youth version) in 2008. Fourteen years later, I've been selected to represent Team England at my first (real) Commonwealth Games (the Commonwealth Youth Games doesn't count at the Senior performance level). If I'm honest, this one has taken longer to achieve than my Olympic dream. In… Continue reading 14 Years Later… I’m Going to The Commonwealth Games!
I run a business. I’m also a very type-A, hard-as-nails, okay-with-criticism type of person. I see all the faults and all the flaws. I’m hard on myself and others. It’s a little bit of my perfectionistic nature coming through. It’s a toxic trait, perhaps. But it’s also very helpful. It’s why I’m great* at consulting,… Continue reading Excellence with Empathy – Healthy Leadership for Yourself & Your Teams
Do you ever wish you could celebrate yourself the way kids do at every single achievement - big or small?! I was at the hairdressers this week and one of the women in the shop saw her son do something that obviously warranted celebration because she kept repeating this phrase with incredible enthusiasm: 'Clap for yourself. Clap for yourself!' When was the last time you clapped for yourself like this?
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 Competition 1 Debrief: Paavo Nurmi Games, Turku Finland
Last Wednesday, Sleep and Weight Loss: Sleep More to Lose More was published, garnering some interesting responses and sparking conversations beyond sleep's contribution to weight loss. And of course, as an athlete and someone seeking to achieve high-performance in every area of my life, I'm not just bothered about sleep's contribution to weight loss; I'm… Continue reading Sleep for Performance & Health: More Is Better
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 Check out my Athletics Profile on YouTube!
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 #AskAbs Training Alone – Perks vs Problems
Hey! So I thought I’d have plenty of time over the two-weeks + stay in the Middle East to write up this blog. What a myth! I believed the blog would be a positive distraction, a pleasant activity to relieve the boredom. This couldn’t be further from the truth. I wasn’t bored. I didn’t need… Continue reading My World Athletics Championships Experience, Doha 2019
I am the UK's number one long jumper! That feels AMAZING to say right now. And I have a NEW PB! This year has been such a dream. I know some of you have been waiting on updates. (Thank you for your email prompts. It's nice to know I'm actually writing for somebody, and not… Continue reading 2019 Outdoor Competitions – BEST UPDATE EVER!