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. Continue reading Indoor Competition 3 & 4: Spar British Champs & Muller Grand Prix (Birmingham) – Feb 2019

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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 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)

Still I Rise – An Interview with Serita Solomon

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 own age group, especially people like Dina Asher-Smith  who I actually know….the people who train where I used to train, and live the same type of lifestyle I live. If they can do it, then I can too.’ Serita is a hardworking, motivated, strong young … Continue reading Still I Rise – An Interview with Serita Solomon

Persistent Pursuit of Progression – An Interview with Mikel Thomas

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