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!
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 On This Day…
So yesterday I got over a three-day hump in five minutes. The relief and restoration was so unreal, that I wanted to share in case you’re also in a slump that you’re struggling to get out of. Record, Write or Draw Your Feelings Share your heart – on screen or not. Record yourself. You can… Continue reading Emotional Cathartic Release in 5 Minutes
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 Unstuck. Moving Forward.
Country: Great Britain Discipline: 100m Hurdles, 60m Hurdles Notable Achievements: 2015 British Indoor Champion, European Indoor Bronze Medalist PB: 100mH - 12.87s; 60mH - 7.93 ‘I know it sounds a bit strange, but I don’t really look at the people – all the international stars – who are winning everything. I look more at my… Continue reading Still I Rise – An Interview with Serita Solomon
Stats: Country: Great Britain Discipline: 400m Hurdles Noteworthy Accolades: 2012 World Indoor Champion, 2x 2013 European Indoor Champion PB: 400mH 53.67s, 400m 50.50s ‘Who would have known I would have been put in a wheelchair at the end of that race.’ ‘The hardest part it felt like something was taken away from me. Because I’d been… Continue reading The Second Coming – An Interview with Perri Shakes-Drayton
Let me just quickly share with you a snippet of the message my pastor, Glyn Barrett spoke this morning (22.215) in church (http://audaciouschurch.com/grow/#podcasts). It really encouraged me to remember and trust in how magnificent and big my God is. It’s a word we Christians all know about but sometimes forget to grab hold of in… Continue reading God is bigger than our failures