- GO GOLD Athlete
- UK Athletics
- Loughborough College
- Achievements from Application:
Over my career so far as a junior athlete, I have won three national medals, one gold at the National Road Relays, one bronze at the same event and a team bronze at the National XC. I have also been awards multiple individual and team titles at the midland and county level and I am currently the Leicestershire record holder for the 1500m steeplechase.
I am also honoured to have had the opportunity to compete for my county and region at the Inter-Counties and English Schools XC and the Mini London Marathon.
This athlete also receives free leisure facility access from: Leicester City Council
Whilst it’s hard not to be with a training group, 1-2-1 sessions are still going ahead and time with my coach is valuable! Training is stepping up a gear in hope of some summer competition and I’m feeling fitter by the week.
It is really important to keep up with exercise and make sure you get out each day for your mental health but make sure you all stay safe!
Thank you to Go Gold for their continued support.
Happy new year, everyone! It is safe to say that I am glad to see the back of 2020 for too many reasons to count, but I am, like many, set on making 2021 a year to remember for the right reasons!
I will be going out later on for my first miles of the new year, and I wish everyone the best for this year.
Thank you to Go Gold for their support over the past year. It has been gratefully received and I look forward to a time we can compete again as a Go Gold athlete!
Unfortunately training as a group has been put on hold once again, but despite entering tier 3 this week, group training can be seen on the horizon!
Personally, there's been some big steps forward for me over the past couple of weeks. My fastest long slow run to date, and a very encouraging progression run show me that fitness not only coming back but beginning to build on where I was previous!
Stay safe all!
Yesterday (31-10-2020), I was able to run my first race since March! It was a tough run but it was great to be back on the racing scene. With the latest announcement we can only hope this does not hold back racing and training too much. On a personal note, I have never been more motivated to push forwards and reach my goals!
I am still yet to race again since COVID as focus has been geared towards rebuilding fitness and strength. This is going very well currently and my times are improving and I feel stronger with each session. I am hugely grateful to everyone that has supported me through one of the toughest years, but it feels truly amazing to be coming out the other side and feeling strong and positive!
Recently my fitness has been escalating and my speed is starting to come back so needless to say training is going well!! Competition is also making a steady return and I hope to be competing soon… I will keep you updated!
Training has finally resumed again and it is fantastic to be back in a group again! My strength work is helping me feel stronger in my running and my fitness is forever improving.
I was also finally able to book in with a physio to help me push on even more and get ready for whatever limited season may come our way. Fingers crossed racing can return for endurance athletes soon!! Because of the strength work, my niggles are also improving slowly, allowing me to up my distance and training sessions!!
The last month has been difficult regarding training. Sadly, my Dad passed away and the local lockdown has meant that I have once again lost my group training sessions – these factors have made training extremely hard but it has also proved as a getaway for me, helping me cope with the events of the past month.
I have also been able to have virtual physio appointments. These have helped no end and have provided a small glimpse of normality again which of course helps in more ways than one.
Lockdown has been tough mentally and physically – not being able to train as a group or reach a physio has been hard and it has forced me to become more inventive about the way I train and keep fitness up when various niggles strike to stop them becoming injuries.
Training is starting to get back now. I have been allowed to have a 1-2-1 session with my coach recently and have a small group session this weekend, providing we can socially distance. I cannot wait to get back to training and I really feel it will renew our love for the sport and those that do it with us.
After being in Lockdown for a reasonable length of time, I am beginning to get used to training on my own constantly. It is still tough and I miss my squad and coach greatly but I am finding ways to keep motivated and I can't wait to get racing again eventually.
I hope everyone is continuing to stay safe during this uncertain time. Due to lockdown, my gym sessions have now become challenging home workouts and my training is solo. This is challenging mentally however I am sure that, once we come through this, it would have been beneficial to me, and any of the other athletes battling these times. I am working very hard to make sure that my training is still impactive, and my strength is still increasing to allow me to improve in more areas than one when training and racing resumes.
This week I was meant to be training abroad in Spain, it is hard knowing the potential benefits that would have had for me, however the sun is out in England and it is our job to stay home, and adapt to make the best of this.
After set backs and a difficult end to 2019, I was more than happy to move into 2020 with new goals and a fresh start. Unfortunately, as training began to pick up, our world began to shut down and uncontrollable events have taken place. Despite this, home workouts are taking place and my daily allowance of exercise is being optimised - training will not stop, however restricted it becomes.
The timing of these events has been unfortunate - my last race was English Schools in Liverpool just two weeks ago, and after that I was hungry for more and I will remain so until competition can resume. My up-coming training camp in Spain has also been cancelled, something that would have been perfect before the track season, but we must all re-adjust and work with what we have, and with the government to fight Coronavirus as best we can. Stay safe!