did you get into bobsleigh?
I was introduced to Bobsleigh through the army, as the military plays a big role within British bobsleigh and lots of the top British pilots over the last two decades have been from a military background.
What do you love about bobsleigh and competing on the international stage?
I love the camaraderie of the sport most of all, I also love the speed and battling with the other nations week in, week out.
How does your usual day look during competition season?
On a typical day in competition week, we will wake up early to have breakfast, then we will put a training session in either the white room or on the running track. We will then return to the hotel to have lunch and then head to the Bobsleigh track to complete two runs down the track either in the two-man or the four-man Bobsleigh (depending on our tactical plan). Next, we will return to our accommodation to have dinner and recover using our NuroKor and be seen by the physiotherapist to get ready for the following day.
How are your days looking with the current Stay At Home directive?
In the beginning it was tough to stay within a routine, but now I have established a strict routine complete with bed timings (lol) and a strict diet in order to get the best out of my training at home.
What is your proudest moment from your career?
I think it’s split between getting my three stripes in the army and becoming a sergeant - and also qualifying for my first Olympics in 2014!
What was it like to compete in the Olympics?
It was like a dream, however, it didn’t really sink in until two weeks after the closing ceremony, it was like having an out of body experience because you’ve worked so hard all your life to reach the pinnacle of competition which is the Olympics.
If you weren't an athlete, what would you be doing?
I would definitely be a Sergeant major within the army.
What injuries have you had and how did/do they affect you?
My main career-threatening injury was a major tear in my hip where I couldn’t walk without extreme pain, I had to go for Specialist rehabilitation for a duration of three weeks just to get back to some sort of training. It definitely put me back a few months, but I then went on to finish fifth in the world Championships!
How does NuroKor help you and your team's recovery?
As a team we were amazed by the capabilities of NuroKor and how they accelerated our recovery in our competition weeks. I suffered a few minor hamstring problems during the season and the NuroKor device was able to help me with getting back to my fitness.
Where does the team use it?
Mostly in the lower body area, quads mostly but also the KorShoe is fantastic for stimulating the foot and ankle.
What are the goals for you and your team in the near future?
Definitely, to qualify for the 2022 Olympic games and finish on the podium, that’s why we do it, that’s why we train hard, recover hard and race even harder!