Synchronised Swimming

By |September 8th, 2016|

This was great fun!  I was a little nervous as I didn’t know what to expect.  But Rebecca and the girls from Seymour Synchro Swim School made me so welcome and were so game to try things out, I had a blast.
On a more serious note, my admiration and respect for those that compete has […]

Road2Rio Training Session

By |September 24th, 2015|

When the Power2Inspire team set me the task of completing as many of the 62 summer Olympic and Paralympic sports as I can before Rio 2016, I knew it was going to be a difficult challenge. There are so many factors to take into account! First though, it is vital that we condition my body, […]

Inclusive hockey!

By |August 9th, 2015|

What a great day! It really is a red letter day when you get to do two things for the first time and you never thought you would. And at the age of 54! Marvellous.

What were they? They were playing hockey and playing a sport with my two daughters.

I had been invited by Andy Richardson, […]

A New Arm!

By |August 7th, 2015|

Mark Currie, my prosthetist, rang yesterday to offer a cancelled appointment at 9:00 a.m. this morning to receive delivery of my new arm. I was there early as I was excited to try it. Mark was equally excited when he brought it in – to an office I had never before visited in all the […]

The Cambridge Triathlon: Inclusive sport in action

By |August 6th, 2015|

“Erghh! What’s that noise?  Oh it’s the alarm….at 5:05 a.m. Why?  Oh yes I’m volunteering to get up at the crack of dawn to swim 1500m in open water as part of a triathlon relay.  Why?  Erghhh.”
These were my thoughts as I awoke on Sunday morning.  The good news was that it was a beautiful […]

More Tri Training in Aberdeen!

By |August 1st, 2015|

My last training session before the Cambridge Triathlon Relay on Sunday – click here for my last training swim in Aberdeen, here for my open water session or here for more info on the race.  So it was back to the excellent Aberdeen Sports Village for my second and final swim there.
Isn’t it strange that just […]

Tri Training in Aberdeen

By |July 30th, 2015|

Going on holiday for the four days before the race (see Triathlon blogs) was never going to be ideal.  But my daughter has secured a part in a Youth Music Theatre production (one of nine this national organisation are putting on all around the country this summer) here in Aberdeen, so here we are!  We […]

The Cambridge Triathlon is approaching!

By |July 27th, 2015|

The Power2Inspire mixed ability team is gearing up to compete in the Cambridge Triathlon this Sunday.  I am swimming the 1500m, Connor cycling the 40k and Rebecca wheeling the run of 10k in her wheelchair.
With one week to go before my big swim I am happy with my performances. Despite three days off last weekend […]