Chasing the dragon

This post is a metaphor. The metaphor was going to be around the longest relationship I’ve ever had in my life, other than with my family. The relationship that is the pole vault. I started writing it, but I couldn’t finish, nothing about me could fathom why I would continue in a relationship so one-sided, … Continue reading Chasing the dragon

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Who got on to (crowd) funding?

Way back in the day, when roofs were still thatched and your car was fuelled by grass, because it was a horse, athletes used to work full-time jobs AND train. Crazy huh?! I think I may be one of the few athletes left competing in Britain who still refers to the British Trials as the … Continue reading Who got on to (crowd) funding?

What time does training start?

10am when you arrive at the track? 9am when you do your visualisation to maximise todays session? 8.30am when you eat the appropriate fuel for the session? 8am, when you get up with enough time to be 100% ready for your session? 10.30pm as you go to bed with enough time to get a good … Continue reading What time does training start?

Running is Mental

I doubt many of you saw me at the British trials indoors, but I was wearing a t-shirt that read “Running is Mental”. Now I can’t take all the credit, I didn’t design the t-shirt, I just bought it. Hopefully I get my act together soon and get the line of QA t-shirts rolling out … Continue reading Running is Mental

How should athletes study?

As exam time sweeps around yet again, both athletes and coaches are familiar with the customary drop in performance that comes with this bi-annual event. Stress is stress, and the body can only handle so much in its tea cup before it overflows everywhere causing a real mess to all the preparations gone beforehand. Let … Continue reading How should athletes study?