I started swimming for my local club Oldbury Swimming Club when I was just 4 years old. It was here where my dad – Ian – taught me how to swim my first width!

From that day on it was clear that sport was for me, as I would love winning from an early age. I even loved swimming up an age group to be racing with and against the older girls.

My uncle Derek (who when I was younger I called Auntie Derek) first introduced me to the sport of triathlon when I was just 8 years old. It didn’t take long for him and my dad to realise I had potential. My training at that age was mainly on a Tuesday evening where I remember cycling around Langley Leisure Centre several times, then straight into the pool for 2 hours swim training, before finally running home with my dad. Quite an intense training day for an 8 year old!

I was entered into the Milk Series, which was held at Appleby, near to the Lake District, when I was 9 years old and ended up winning my first triathlon. At this age I wasn’t too worried about whether my glasses were taped to my helmet or my equipment was in the correct place, all I wanted to do was make my dad proud (naturally the competitor in me came out even at 9 years old!)

That was where and how this whole journey started… under the guidance of my dad and Auntie, sorry I now mean Uncle Derek, my Triathlon seed had been planted.

A bit about me

DOB: 08.02.1989
Lives in: Loughborough
Coach: Adam Elliot
Height: 5′ 7″
Family: Mum Jude, Dad Ian, Sister Carrie, Niece Erin and Nephew Zak
Hobbies: watching Erin & Zak grow up


Session: Time trial bike followed by hard run off on the treadmill
Place to train:  Home or Australia
Holiday: Wherever my family are
Meal: If I’m being healthy a chicken cesar salad but if not spare ribs and chips
T.V shows:  Greys Anatomy, One Tree Hill, CSI & Casualty