But that's not what I want to share with you in this post; I want to give you the insider's view of the Olympic experience, including shadowing my steps from my arrival at Heathrow airport, Terminal 5 to the Team GB holding camp in Yokohama, Japan to entering the Olympic village filled with athletes from countless sports and nations across the world and my first look at the incredible stadium - devoid of people, but filled with the weight of expectation and thick with the anticipation of competitors, coaches and citizens of Japan, volunteering to guide, encourage and cheer us on. Are you ready? It's a long read...
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 →
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 →
If you make it through my excitement about autumn leaves on the ground, let me share with you my wind-down, wellness strategies and the power of effective journaling for a good night's sleep...
Last week was filled with positive events I'm keen to celebrate here for posterity and simply to keep me (and you, my dedicated reader!) smiling. As I try to post these blogs every Wednesday with a #WellnessWednesday theme and because the latter end of last week was a little bit miserable emotionally (we all have... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →