The athletes of today, inspiring the champions of tomorrow
I was the British Senior Triple Jump Champion of 2017 and also a European Junior Bronze Medallist. I’ve also set some records during my career, holding them for the British U20 Indoor and the U18 and U17 Outdoor Triple Jump. I’m also proud to say that I am the Best Female Triple Jumper of all time from the North of England. My favourite things to do are chill out with my friends and family, and I also enjoy a good dance! I am in the comedy society at my University and I perform improv shows. I’m pretty tall at 6ft…
I was inspired to take up power-lifting by my daughter, Cherry. We were watching the Paralympics and she asked me, ‘Can you do that, Daddy?’ and I answered, ‘I’ll give it a go,’ and the rest is history. Though I have only been competing for a short amount of time, I have achieved some amazing things. I started competing in January 2017 and in my first year I have become the ABPU Masters 2 Raw Benchpress 52kg class British Champion and Record Holder, the AWPC Masters 2 Raw Benchpress 52kg class World Champion and new world record holder, that was…
I represented Great Britain internationally from 1997 – 2016 as well as being a Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002 and in Melbourne in 2006. I’m the current Welsh record holder in high jump at 2m and 25cm and I was also the Welsh High Jump Champion for 11 years straight. Being a high jumper I have to maintain a slim and light physique, so I always eat healthily. My diet consists mainly of fruits and vegetables and I also enjoy helping and advising others on how to live a healthy lifestyle in my spare time.
I was born in Inverness in Scotland and I began Judo at the age of 4 with my father, Robert, being my first coach. When I was 8 I entered my first Judo competition where I won my first gold medal and I fell in love with the competition experience. When I was 13 I became a member of the GB Judo Team and travelled and competed all over for international competitions and camps for both Scotland and Great Britain, and my sights were always on competing at the Commonwealth Games representing Team Scotland in 2014. At the Commonwealth Games…