Well, that's another track season over with after my last competitive track event at Crystal Palace on Sunday August 15th in the UKA London Disability Athletics Challenge. I competed in the T54 100m and 200m and won a silver in both,quite a satisfying result after my cold of the previous week which hampered my training schedule. My coach, Ken Day has really helped me to improve my performance. He is excellent at motivating his athletes and brings out the best in them. I feel really confident that with a good winter season of hard training I can get even better next year as 2012 gets ever closer. Its been a good steady season and I've won two gold,two silver, and three bronze medals against the best racers in the world. A new racing chair is what I'd like for Christmas, then watch me go!
I rewarded myself with a weeks holiday in Ibiza with my son Timmy, and husband Norman. It was great to be able to relax in the hot sunshine and I was delighted to discover that the beaches had wooden walkways that led straight to the sea, allowing me to get out of my chair and straight into the beautifully warm,clear sea. It was lovely just wallowing there with not a care in the world(apart from Tim's water gun!) It was also really nice to not have to cook and eat a diet that I wouldn't normally eat, and in bigger portions! Don't worry, Ken will soon have any excess weight burnt right off! John Campbell will also make sure I sweat in the gym. I love it really, it's part of the buzz of being an elite athlete. However, it was nice to just spend a lazy week with my family in a beautiful location.
I really would love to do the Great North Run this year because my husband is from South Shields where the run ends and he always encourages me to enter. It just seems that ilness always seems to happen at the wrong time. If I can steer clear this year I'll try to do a late entry. We'll see. Watch this space.