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...
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 →
I am the UK's number one long jumper! That feels AMAZING to say right now. And I have a NEW PB! This year has been such a dream. I know some of you have been waiting on updates. (Thank you for your email prompts. It's nice to know I'm actually writing for somebody, and not... 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 →
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.
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 →
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 →
I'm keeping myself really busy lately which means I am not following through very well on this commitment to regularly update my blog posts. But I'm back now for as long as time permits and I am creating space and time to share my week with you.... And what an incredible week it has been.... Continue Reading →
A beautifully inspirational story. From gymnastics to pole vault, bully-target and victor, here’s Robin’s story…
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 →