From a young age I discovered what my passion was: health. And in pursuing a healthy lifestyle (in combination with a lot of hard work!), this led me to become a professional athlete. I enjoyed an international career that spanned over 10 years and culminated in a European bronze medal at 800m, together with the accolade of Britain’s Female Athlete of the Year 2006.
The happiness and enjoyment I find in being active and eating healthily, plus the psychological growth that comes hand in hand with pushing your limits and bucking the norm, is something that I love to try and share with others. Since retiring from professional athletics in 2012, I have set about using the experiences – both good and bad – from my career to help shortcut others to a healthier and happier way of life.
Discover more about my career here.
- 1999 AAA U20 Junior 800m Champion
- 2001 AAA U20 Junior 800m Champion
- 2001 European Junior 800m 4th
- 2002 BUCS, Bedford, 800m Champion
- 2002 Commonwealth Games Heats 800m 5th
- 2003 European under-23 800m Champion
- 2003 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track Championships, California, 800m 3rd
- 2004 BUCS, Gateshead, 1500m Champion
- 2004 BUCS, Glasgow, 1500m Champion
- 2005 World University Championships, Izmir 8th
- 2006 European Championships, Gothenburg, 800m 3rd
- 2006 Athletics World Cup, Athens, 800m 4th
- Britain’s Female Athlete of the Year 2006
- BSc Sport and Exercise Science, 1st Class Hons, Loughborough University
- BA Spanish, GPA 3.95, Butler University Indianapolis, USA
- Holistic Health and Well-being Coach
- Level 2 Qualifications:
- Athletics Coach
- Gym Instructor
- Fitness Pilates Instructor
- Jog Leader
- Sports Nutritionist
- Indian Head Massage
What happened after 2006…
This video documents my ‘fall from GRACE’ and my journey to discovering a happier and healthier way to be.