How I started
I started athletics in primary school after being very successful in school sports day’s and the likes. I was spotted and told to join a club, so shortly after that my mum took me to the local athletics club; the City of Norwich Running Club. I loved the exhilaration of competing, and of course the feeling of winning was addictive!
My Greatest Achievement
My greatest achievement is becoming an Outdoor British Championships semi-finalist. This was one of the largest stages I had ever been on, this was a huge step from competing regionally as the talent pool is wider, and I was competing against extremely talented sprinters from across Britain. I even scored a new personal best of 11.65s in the heats!
My Greatest Challenge
My greatest challenge has been injury. Taking considerable time off is never preferred and it can really inhibit your growth and performance as an athlete. But, taking time off is exceptionally challenging due to injury is especially challenging as it isn’t within your control and you then cannot train at the limit. I spent a lot of time performing basic recovery exercises to get myself back to a point where I could even run again. But even after you’ve climbed that mountain, you’re faced with competing again, not only contending with the worries surrounding the injury possibly flaring up again, but also how much progress you have lost in the time off the track, especially as this was a crucial time for me, being only 18 at the time it was an important time where you worry about not just your own recovery, but also how much your competitors may have over you after being off the track for so long.
Outside of athletics I love to spend time with my friends and family, reading lots of different books, and supporting the younger generation of sprinters and athletes to show them that they are bigger than whatever environment they may have come from.
My Future Aspirations
In the future I hope to be able to continue training and medal in the British Championships, continue striving to improve my personal bests in the 60, 100, and 200m disciplines. I also want to keep on motivating and inspiring young athletes and the younger generation to continue working towards their goals!