At the age of 14, my dad took me to the local athletics track where the coaches discovered my talent for sprinting. After struggling for a few years with illnesses, I finally had a breakthrough year when I won a silver medal in the English Schools Athletics Championships over 200m.
Later that year, I moved to Loughborough University to study Psychology due to its renowned success with both academics and sports. There I met my current coach, former Commonwealth 200m Champion Leon Baptiste. I had a successful year running PB’s over the 60m and 200m. I also won a silver medal at the UK Indoor U20 Championships and was selected to represent Scotland at the Welsh Internationals. The following year, I had a successful indoor season, running a PB over the 60m and a bronze medal over the 200m at the Scottish Senior Indoor Championships, however illness led to me not completing a full outdoor season this year.
In 2015, I bounced back from illness to have another successful indoor season. There, I ran a PB in every competition and won a silver medal in both the Scottish Senior Indoor Championships and BUCs Indoor Championships along the way, yet one week prior to me opening up my outdoor season, I suffered a stress response in my foot and was unable to compete at all that summer. Again, I bounced back and this time myself and my coach decided not to focus on indoors, so in 2016 I competed only twice indoors over the 60m running a personal best. I opened up my outdoor season with a silver medal at BUCs and equalling my outdoor PB. From this, I was selected to represent Scotland twice in both the Belfast and Loughborough International, where I finished second in the match race.
Due to the struggles that I have faced in my own career, I love to visit schools and really encourage children to believe that if you truly believe in yourself, you can do anything that you put your mind to.