What advice do you have for young girls that want to get into sprinting or sports in general?
To go for it, have fun in the process; look for a local club and progress from there. Always aim high because if you believe you can achieve something and you tell yourself you can, nine times out of ten, you’ll make it.
What sporting achievement are you most proud of?
It would have to be achieving the Commonwealth Games standard and my first senior GB vest at the European Championships. I won my heat and ran a personal best to qualify for it, I had been out of the sport for two years due to injuries I had sustained and the pandemic, so this was a proud moment.
Do you remember the moment you realized athletics could be a career for you?
I had become number one in my age group for the 60m and 100m hurdles in the junior rankings. That got me thinking that perhaps I could make something out of this, especially since it had been a couple of years since I had taken the sport more seriously.
As a woman did you ever have doubts about becoming a professional athlete? What changed your mind?
When I was younger, there were doubts about being a female professional athlete. Society, for a very long time perpetuated the idea that women with muscles weren’t ‘pretty’ but seeing some of my female idols win gold at the recent Olympics, I was in awe of not only their achievement but their physique. I saw their figures as the result of all the hard work they’d put in and from there on I was inspired to not only welcome but embrace muscle growth.