Further Personal Information
||Swansea University: Swansea, WAL
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She began the sport at the age of 12.
|Club / Team
||Swansea Harriers: Swansea, WAL
|Name of coach
||She trains six days a week.
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Winning a bronze medal at the 1997 European Junior Championships. (NOC, 31 Jul 2008)
|Hero / Idol
||US sprinter Michael Johnson. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
||She sustained an injury at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. (NOC, 31 Jul 2008)
|Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
||She carries seven pairs of shoes to cater for any type of weather or throwing circle. (Athlete 31 Jul 2008)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Never give up." (NOC, 31 Jul 2008)
||Her younger sister Rebecca has also been Welsh champion in discus. (NOC, 31 Jul 2008)
She works as a train driver in order to find her athletics training and competitions, but admits that it's sometimes hard to combine the two things. "It's a stressful business learning and all that goes with it," she said. "Learning the routes so thoroughly took another six months. I just couldn’t focus on athletics at the same time. The thing that I lose out on the most is sleep. Work comes first because it funds my training. Training comes after that and then I sleep." (bbc.co.uk; dailymail.co.uk; 31 Jul 2008)