My Olympic Debrief: I’m An Olympic Finalist + BONUS Coaching Tips!

When finishing 11th in the world feels like failure. That’s what I originally wanted to title this blog in the immediate aftermath of my Olympic final. But thankfully I’ve had a week to reflect. (I drafted this blog on 10th August!) With friends, family and fans of the sport sending encouraging messages and celebrating my... Continue Reading →

MY OLYMPIC UPDATE: WE MADE IT!

I'M GOING TO TOKYO! I'M GOING TO BE AN OLYMPIAN! Ah! Glad I've got that off my chest! How does it feel to be selected to represent Team GB at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games? A relief. I don’t yet feel the excitement everybody seems to be feeling around me. I'm not buzzing or over... Continue Reading →

On This Day…

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 →

Unstuck. Moving Forward.

It's been a while. I had nothing to say before, but now I think I do. Back in a Team GB & NI vest for the third time this year, I can't believe the complete u-turn my athletics career has taken over the past 12 months. For an update, check out past posts. But I'm... Continue Reading →

Why your kids are under-achieving

“I’m so dumb!”

That’s what one of my students (let’s call her Sarah) seems to have picked up recently.

Wherever she discovered the phrase, I’m not worried because ‘dumb’ is neither an absolute, nor her truth.

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