3rd race post injury and 3rd outing on Luke (the Liv). After a change of bars and few tweaks to set up I went into this race feeling much more confident. I’ve done the course once before and it’s definitely not a PB course but I started pretty strong…. Shame I couldn’t hold on to…

2nd race back from injury and boy was it a tough day in the office! High side winds on the way out made for a white knuckle ride but a fast first 10 miles. Was frustratingly stopped dead at first island and slowed right down at every other… And then came the rain! A whole…

Sunday 24th April saw me wearing a race number for the first time in 6mths, and my first outing in Team Bottrill colours. Injuries aren’t fun so 10wks of watching results come in for races i should have been on the start line for has been tough. But after a few weeks of building a…

My dad was football manager and both my brothers played so i used to tag along and go football training as a child and I spent 8yrs as the only female in a male boxing gym (this was big news at the time as women didn’t do boxing back then). So you see from a…

End of season you say? No, it can’t be! After battling it out week in, week out for small gains, things are just starting to fall into place… My goals for this year were straightforward: podium at the European Duathlon Championships and a season of time trialling for 10 and 25-mile PBs and with coaching…

The day after a race is always a day of reflection and no matter how well things go you always feel a bit sad. Why? I suppose it’s the prospect of what next? All those months and the weeks of hard training and preparation and then it’s over… I won’t lie this race meant an…

In April 2014 I travelled to The Netherlands to represent Great Britain in the European Duathlon Championships. I knew I was in great shape and led from the first run before disaster struck when I hit a barrier and crashed. I went to get back on but my bike was in pieces. So at exactly…

Sat here on the plane travelling back from the European Championships I write this and ask myself why? Why now? What has prompted me to start blogging…? and why the hell would anyone want to hear from, in comparison to others, a pretty average athlete! Well I suppose it’s for that very reason… Quite good and…