2018 started with high hopes and new dreams. Kicking off the new year with a personal best over 10K, I was confident to continue my good run of form from 2017. Unfortunately my successful streak came to an abrupt halt at the recent World Indoor Championships. Since coming back from my training camp in Kenya, … Continue reading Hello illness, my old friend!
It was great to start 2018 the way I had finished 2017 - with a new PB! Competing over the 10k in Doha, I came away with the win, clocking a new PB of 31.50 minutes. This was a fair bit quicker than my time last year over the same course and I ended up … Continue reading Starting 2018 in style!
It feels like only yesterday we were heading into 2017, yet here I am about to embark on a brand new year - they do say time flies when you're having fun! The new year brings about a chance to reflect on the year just gone. What worked, what didn't, what changes will we implement … Continue reading New Year, same old me!
The winter grind is well and truly underway. After enjoying some time off, I threw myself back into the deep end with some races! Although it was a shock to the system, I love to race. It forces me into a competitive mindset and helps me to switch off from holiday mode. First up was … Continue reading Road Racing Season!
It's been a whirlwind month. After a huge 3000m personal best in Monaco, I was gearing up for the World Championships in the best shape of my life. Finding the balance between training hard and tapering off for racing is something I've always struggled to do in previous years. But this year, we seem to … Continue reading 2017 you’ve been a blast!
It's been a whirlwind month. After a huge 3000m personal best in Monaco, I was gearing up for the World Championships in the best shape of my life. Finding the balance between training hard and tapering off for racing is something I've always struggled to do in previous years. But this year, we seem to … Continue reading Five PBs Rounds Up A Dream Track Season
It’s four years since I last raced at the Monaco Diamond League, and as it’s one of the most prestigious races on the athletics calendar I couldn't wait to return. Not only is it beautifully scenic, it's renowned for being fast and with the World Championships just around the corner – every athlete toeing the line … Continue reading Monaco DL
The London 2012 Olympics was my first major championship. It was a huge step up in competition for a young Scottish lass who was more at home racing the cross-country routes over the dunes of Irvine or competing in front of the empty stands at Grangemouth Stadium. It was a monumental experience and propelled me … Continue reading LONDON 2017 HERE WE COMEEEEEE!
The dreaded DNF. In all my years of running I have avoided getting a DNF next to my name but unfortunately I didn't finish my last race. Mentally, it's been a tough one to get over. I’m usually really strong minded and tend to push through anything that is troubling me, so pulling out of … Continue reading The dreaded DNF
Very rarely does life follow the path we intend it to and in athletics, it seems to be even more uncertain. Over the last three weeks I've gone from executing plan A with military precision, to currently having to resort to an unprecedented plan H. My first two weeks in Flagstaff couldn't have gone better … Continue reading Back on track again