AMPLIFY, Olympic Games, Success

#AskAbs Training Alone – Perks vs Problems

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

Olympic Games, Resilience - The Bounce Back, Success

My World Athletics Championships Experience, Doha 2019

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

5. Inspire, Olympic Games, Resilience - The Bounce Back

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 Unstuck. Moving Forward.

AskAbs, Fitness, Olympic Games

#AskAbs – Part 1: What inspired your return to fitness & to improve your Personal Best?

#AskAbs: Following injury, what inspired you to get back to fitness and improve your PB? What advice would you give to athletes recovering from serious injuries or life set backs? Resilience. That's the buzz word, right? I'll answer these questions in 2 separate posts because this will otherwise make for a long read! Unfinished Business… Continue reading #AskAbs – Part 1: What inspired your return to fitness & to improve your Personal Best?

Olympic Games, Success

Indoor Competition 1: Northern Champs, Sheffield (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 only 16 days in, so it's no biggie. hehe). To me, that seems so small.… Continue reading Indoor Competition 1: Northern Champs, Sheffield (Jan 2019)

7. Your WHY - Purpose, Olympic Games, Success

2019 Indoor Competition Schedule

Keep updated on my 2019 indoor competition schedule here. Northern Athletics Championships, EIS Sheffield - Saturday 12th January 2019 England vs Other Nations, Vienna - Saturday 26th January 2019 Spar British Athletics Indoor Championships - Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th February 2019 https://www.britishathletics.org.uk/events-and-tickets/spar-british-athletics-indoor-championships/ Muller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham - Saturday 16th February 2019 https://www.britishathletics.org.uk/events-and-tickets/muller-indoor-grand-prix-birmingham/ European… Continue reading 2019 Indoor Competition Schedule

3. Process/Play, Olympic Games, Success

Winter Training – Grinding for Results in 2019!

Fancy an insight into my winter training diary, 2019 competition schedule and some bits of business wisdom? There haven’t been any major developments in my athletics career since my last update because I’m in the depths of winter training, but I thought something is better than nothing! What’s winter training? The hard slog. The grind.… Continue reading Winter Training – Grinding for Results in 2019!

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Creating Our Future: Olympic Legacy Debate

On Friday I had the honour of being part of a panel discussing the impact of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on communities across Britain. Before I give a short overview of the conversation, I want to ask you a few questions… What are your thoughts on the socio-cultural impact of the Olympic Games? How… Continue reading Creating Our Future: Olympic Legacy Debate

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Does asthma count you out?

As I wrote that title, a multitude of other similar questions flitted into my brain. To save you a few minutes of worry, the answer to them all is "no". Asthma does not count you out - neither from competitive, high-level sport nor lower-level, amateur, just-for-fun-and-fitness sport. Neither does having one leg, one arm or… Continue reading Does asthma count you out?

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2 Quick Tips To Overcome Challenges

So my Road To Rio (Olympic Games Journey) ended in tears in Texas on 30th April this year with an achilles tendon rupture. And two weeks later it was replaced with my Road to Recovery. And since then, that journey has not been easy. It has been littered with tears, tantrums and confusion (still is,… Continue reading 2 Quick Tips To Overcome Challenges