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 here to say one thing – If you’re reading this and going through a hard time, keep going. My pastor used to quote: If you’re going through hell, keep going. Why? We often get stuck in our own personal or professional ‘hells’. And rather than … Continue reading Unstuck. Moving Forward.
An update on my performances over the last two competitions (both in Birmingham), the challenges and the successes, and a tip that’ll help you re-frame your perception of your unique gifts to find more enjoyment in your work. Continue reading Indoor Competition 3 & 4: Spar British Champs & Muller Grand Prix (Birmingham) – Feb 2019
My first England vest since 2008! I won! And I jumped the European Indoor Champs standard! I am also currently ranked amongst the top-ten female long-jumpers in the world right now. So many good feelings right now! 🙂 I had a mediocre series, at best. By series, I mean the jumps I took in each of the six rounds. But thankfully, I kept improving through the rounds, culminating in my BEST jump in the final round six – 6.55m! Pray for me this weekend (10th Feb) as I compete at the British Champs. See the rest of my comps and … Continue reading Indoor Competition 2: Vienna International – Team England (Jan 2019)
I opened up with 6.29m and a medal. A gold one. I’m North of England 2019 Indoor Athletics Champion. Women’s Long Jump Northern Champ. And hilariously, I’m probably the number one female long jumper in the country right now (we’re … Continue reading Indoor Competition 1: Northern Champs, Sheffield (Jan 2019)
My limited indoor competition schedule and where you can view each competition. Continue reading Indoor Athletics Competition Schedule
God gives grace to the humble. Even if it is a forced humbling, I guess that still counts too! 2016 started with genuine loving friends and acquaintances who showed their love and kindness in such a way that humbled me with … Continue reading Humbled
Stats: Country: Trinidad & Tobago Discipline: 110m Hurdles Noteworthy Accolades: 2x Olympian, National Record Holder Current World Ranking: 11th Highest World Ranking: 5th SB: 13.32seconds PB: 13.19seconds Persistent Pursuit of Progression Defining success as the ‘persistent pursuit of progression’, Mikel has ‘never been afraid to dream’. Whilst a lot of us – myself included, at times – make our goals too realistic, Mikel calmly and boldly states: ‘the goal is to go as fast as humanly possible’. And to do this, Mikel stands by his best success habit: ‘consistency before the breakthrough’. This strategy has served him well in the … Continue reading Persistent Pursuit of Progression – An Interview with Mikel Thomas