I’m sure – from my Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – you are aware that this week I spent four days at my very first international competition, the Cyprus Grand Prix. With some support from the UCL Elite Athlete programme, I managed to attend what I realise now was actually my first proper Olympic Skeet competition … More Stepping Onto An Aircraft – And Out Of My Comfort Zone
This journey started almost exactly a year ago, and I think more by chance than by design. This shoot is held every year, each time for a different charity, and a group of construction and housing sales companies are invited to pitch teams, including DDS Demolition, founded by a friend of mine from the shooting … More St George’s and Berkeley Foundation Charity Shoot
I knew I hadn’t written a blog post for a while, but checking my last published post I realised that I hadn’t noticed how long it had been. (It was on the 5th of July, now two months ago!) Don’t get me wrong, I have wanted to write again, but I just haven’t been inspired. … More Back On Track
I know what you’re thinking; jet lag?! That horrible tiredness and lethargy you get after a long flight that can basically knock you for six for at least a day after you get home? Yep. That nasty thing. Let me set the scene for you. Having just enjoyed an awesome week in Mexico (courtesy of … More The Benefits of Jet Lag?!
After three weeks away from shooting (not by choice, I assure you!), I spent the whole of this last weekend shooting. Saturday I drove to Nuthampstead Shooting Ground for my fourth coaching session, and Sunday I was chauffeured back there by my wonderful husband for my first 100 registered in Olympic Skeet. Going into training … More My First 100 Registered!
It’s me again! It’s been a while since I last blogged, mostly because I’ve spent the last fourteen days straight at work and haven’t had a British Shooting coaching session for three weeks. I struggled in the meantime to come up with anything that I thought you might like to read about – until now. … More Establishing a Training Regime
I am writing this edition of my blog to respond to a question that was recently posed to me on Twitter, as 140 characters isn’t truly enough to make a compelling and reasoned argument. As you may have noticed, I have set up a crowdfunding campaign on pledgesports.org (pledgesports.org/projects/olympic-skeet-training-programme/) to help raise funds for my … More Why I Set Up A Crowdfunding Campaign
As you may have seen from my Twitter and Facebook accounts earlier, today I attended my second coaching session as part of the Regional Shotgun School element of the Talent Pathway programme. This week the location of our training was changed; about half of us had said we would prefer to go to Nuthampstead – … More Constantly Surprising Myself
After waiting for what seemed to be a millennium, the day finally came; my first training session at a British Shooting Regional Shotgun School, the second level of the Talent Pathway. I admit I was dreading getting up this morning, as I didn’t finish work last night until 11pm and we set an alarm for … More British Shooting Regional Shotgun School
As you may have seen on my Twitter and Facebook pages, this past weekend I received the dates and location of my British Shooting training for my new discipline. I cannot wait to actually get out and be given the expert advice of the coaches on the programme. I’ll start this instalment by introducing you … More The Start of the Journey