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 MY OLYMPIC UPDATE: WE MADE IT!
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Competition 1 Debrief: Paavo Nurmi Games, Turku Finland
Fuelled by positive media write-ups Did you see these two articles written by the Finnish media about me the day preceding the Paavo Nurmi Games, Turku? It may sound odd, but reading these gave me a confidence-boost despite the interrupted preparation. Because it made me think, well, if they want to share my story with… Continue reading Competition 1 Debrief: Paavo Nurmi Games, Turku Finland
Check out my Athletics Profile on YouTube!
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 Check out my Athletics Profile on YouTube!
#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
Long Jump Winter Training for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
I can't believe my last post was a summary of my World Champs experience in Doha! Doha was my first ever global Champs. And this year is my 2nd winter of full training without the misfortune of a summer dogged with injury and inconsistency. So how does an athlete prepare for one of the biggest… Continue reading Long Jump Winter Training for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
Indoor Competition 3 & 4: Spar British Champs & Muller Grand Prix (Birmingham) – Feb 2019
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.
Indoor Competition 2: Vienna International – Team England (Jan 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… Continue reading Indoor Competition 2: Vienna International – Team England (Jan 2019)
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)