July 15th, 2012 Sitting in Gatwick airport waiting for my flight back to Scotland is a stark reminder of how things were a lot darker this exact time last year. At the Crystal Palace meeting – exactly one year ago - I broke my foot during the steeplechase and spent my return journey home, through … Continue reading One year today
Jun 25, 2012 Currently on my loooong drive home from Birmingham, bored in the car and so no better time to write my latest blog! I’ve really enjoyed keeping these little blogs as I feel it’s something that I’ll be able to look back in years to come and fully remember everything that’s happened! It’s … Continue reading What a week!
Jun 12, 2012. I apologise in advance as this will probably end up being a huuuuge blog but there is a lot of stuff to cover and I have nothing to do for the next hour or so! Last time I spoke about how excited I was to participate in my first ever International … Continue reading Oslo Diamond League
May 28, 2012 Manchester BMC I was not particularly looking forward to my first 5k of the year. After missing so much of my winter training and base mileage, I knew it wasn’t going to be an enjoyable experience! I actually felt a lot better than I had expected though and only really struggled over … Continue reading Race Season begins
May 14th 2012 So it has been a week since my race in the Olympic Stadium. I decided to stay on a few days extra down in London with Howell and his family. The whole week I was down, I stayed at his godparents house in Middle Temple – it was amazing. Their apartment is … Continue reading It’s Amazing The Difference One Day Makes…
May 4th 2012 Yesterday I was extremely fortunate to get the opportunity to step inside the Olympic Stadium! I had seen pictures of from when it was still being built a few months ago but it is completely different, actually being there. The stadium is UNBELIEVABLE. As soon as I stepped inside, I wanted to … Continue reading Olympic Stadium
Apr 19th 2012 It’s been a few weeks since my last blog – mainly because the internet connection in Portugal wasn’t the best. A few things have also changed since then! I decided against my first ever trip to altitude, Font Romeu – with UKA. There were many reasons for this but mainly I decided … Continue reading Shock to the system
Mar 28th 2012 So... I have safely arrived in Portugal. I obviously wasn't watching the news back in October, as I totally missed the section explaining that the roof of Faro Airport has been blown off! In place of the normal 'arrivals' terminal, there is a tent – I wish I was joking. After chatting … Continue reading Portugal Warm Weather Begins….
Mar 22nd 2012 It’s funny how a few weeks can make a huge difference. In my last blog I explained how I had just started to sleep in an altitude tent! Unfortunately after 5 days the generator broke down! It was making a HUGE thudding noise every 5-10 seconds and had a flashing warning light … Continue reading It’s funny how a few weeks can make a huge difference.
Feb 24th 2012 Altitude Tent This week I have received my first ever altitude tent! Pretty exciting but I also had my concerns over the advantages and disadvantages of taking up this opportunity. I was a bit reluctant at first, mainly because I didn’t really know what I was getting into as I have never … Continue reading Altitude Tents, Spikes, Glaxosmithkline… it’s been a busy past few weeks!