All is going well with the first Sport Pistol matches of the year a few weekends ago at Bisley, where I came 1st and 3rd. Still only the third day of Sport Pistol competitions in the UK since the 1996 Handgun Ban, and so helpful to prepare me for my next international competition in Hannover, Germany. The clocks have changed and the summer evenings are fast approaching. Keeping physically fit in the beautiful Dartmoor scenery is all year round though. I thoroughly enjoyed running the Sport Relief 6miles in Okehampton. I think it should be the taking part that counts, but the winning was much more fun!!
Training is coming together slowly but positively, but it's all about doing it at the right time. The British Championship was at the end of February, where I competed in 3 different events with my Air Pistol. My improved performance was generally good, but I was disappointed to not replicate this in the main championship competition. So I have returned motivated to improve and train more intensely. That's all I can do and will prepare me for my next international in Germany in April.
Alongside this another Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust, Get On Track programme has started in Paignton/Kingsteignton, where I'm the Support Athlete Mentor. I hope these young people understand the resilience you need to achieve your goals in life. That's one message I'll be portraying.