Updated: Aug 8, 2022
Running grounds me. It’s my head clear and my endorphin rush. Running has brought me adventure and has allowed me to see places I never would’ve seen. It’s also brought some of the most important people into my life. The friendships I have built through running have been my foundations through the toughest of times.
It’s an absolute pleasure to be a Best Athletics Junior Coach. From the first moment I joined the BA community, I not only found a training group who I knew would bring the best out of me from a performance point of view, I also met a group of people who treated me as if we had been friends all our lives.
This experience isn’t unique to me, and while the results speak for themselves, anyone who is part of the club can also vouch for the unending support on the sidelines; be it at Battersea Park or Valencia Marathon, the advice on the side of track, and the laughs in The Latchmere during beer boat races. The community-focus, holistic nature of the group really is what sets it apart from anything else I've experienced in running.
Growing up in Zimbabwe and having mainly focused on team sports, I only really started running five years ago. To say I caught the bug is probably an understatement. Since joining Best Athletics and under the guidance of Coach Nick, I have achieved PBs over every distance. I have qualified for Championship and elite entries to marathons and races across the world – from London to Chicago, via Manchester and Harare. My achievements include being ranked second in the U23 British Women’s Marathon in 2021, and consistently breaking into the top-10 over other distances, on Power of 10.
I have also had my share of setbacks and injuries - from small niggles, to a stress fracture in 2020. These have taught me so much about the importance of nutrition and listening to your body. I am a particularly fervent advocate for women's performance, health and safety in running and want to use my platform to raise awareness and promote health practice among the community. As well as a qualified running coach, I also hold a Master's Degree in Sport and Exercise Nutrition from Loughborough University where I focused my dissertation on investigating the effects of short-term, low energy availability on markers of cardiovascular health in women (how insufficient calories consumption affects your heart). So while running is important, I am someone who cares about your body and mindset away from the track, and who will ensure you progress in as healthy and sustainable a way as possible.
The combination of both my love for the sport and nutrition are why I have decided to begin my journey into coaching. No matter your goals, I am here to help you achieve these in the happiest and healthiest way possible. So whether you're looking to tackle your first marathon, complete a 5k, coming back from injury or want advice on nutrition, I will be here to support you and provide a tailored plan for your every need.