17th Dec 2017

Identifying and managing organisational stress in para-athletes

In the past 20 years the Paralympic Games has experienced rapid growth as athlete numbers have increased from 3,259 in 1996 to 4,328 in 20161. Since London hosted the Paralympic Games in 2012, the public awareness of the Paralympic Games has increased and there is now an acknowledgement that its participants are world class, elite… Read the full article…

5th Nov 2016

What’s next?

Eight weeks have passed since I crossed the finish line at the Paralympic Games in Rio and yet it feels a lot longer. People talk about post Olympic/Paralympic Blues; the big down after such a big high after the accumulation of years of hard work and focus. For me life has been fantastic since I… Read the full article…

23rd Sep 2016

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

The Rio Paralympic Games has now come to an end. The British team returned back to the UK to a hero’s welcome after winning the third biggest medal haul in British Paralympic history and smashing UKSport medal targets.   Rio 2016 exceeded expectations in so many ways and on a personal level it is an experience,… Read the full article…

15th Jul 2016

Three times Paralympian 😀

Nearly twenty years ago I returned home from the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta adamant that was the end of my career as an elite athlete. Since the age of 13 I had been representing Great Britain in major international competitions in swimming and, at the age of 19, I was ready to put it… Read the full article…

17th Sep 2015

That’s a wrap

Today it was confirmed that I will not be competing in the 2015 Paratriathlon World Championships; the first World Championships I will miss in six years. I have a lot of emotion running around at the moment and so I will stick to the facts: This year I have won two ITU World Paratriathlon Events… Read the full article…

18th Aug 2015

“Put your hands up for Detroit – I love this city”

In the five weeks since the European Championships I have tried to maximize the opportunity to bank a hard block of training. We decided to make some changes to my training programme after the Europeans as well as working on some technical points that materialized during the race in Geneva on the bike and run,… Read the full article…

12th Jul 2015

“…laugh a lot, it’s good for you.”

And the rollercoaster continues… I raced the ITU World Paratriathlon Event in London at the end of May and finished second to Lauren Steadman, who once again demonstrated why she is World Champion and currently a class apart in the PT4 category. Another medal on the International stage, with which I know I should be… Read the full article…

21st May 2015

The rollercoaster of racing

Yet again a few months have passed without writing a blog. Often athletes refrain from writing blogs when things aren’t going so well. It’s easier to withdraw from the spotlight and deal with adversity in private than publicise it.  However, this year, this could not be further from the truth for me. For the first… Read the full article…

11th Feb 2015

Winter sun

It’s been an eventful start to 2015.  Despite it only being the start of February, it’s hard to believe that it’s only been a month since I left my desk job and embarked on life as a full-time athlete. Just before Christmas I spent a week at Club La Santa in Lanzarote to give me… Read the full article…

3rd Dec 2014

Off season fun

The months post World Championships have been pretty busy. However I have delayed writing a blog before now as I was waiting to be able to announce my latest good news and, to a large extent, what my 2014 season was geared towards.  I am a member of the British Paratriathlon UK Sport Lottery funded… Read the full article…