Thanks to the support of the Jack Bloor Memorial Fund, I was able to travel to L’Aquila, Italy this August (2023), to represent Team United Kingdom in the Youth World Sky Running Championships.
I raced in two events in the U23 category, the uphill only (3.8 km long with 1,033m vertical climb) on the Friday and the sky race (23 km long with 2,226m vertical climb). I was pleased with both my races, and hope to use this experience and build on it in the coming years. Completing my first international sky race is a great stepping stone and helped me gain experience, learning so much more than I could have imagined to take into upcoming races next season!
I was pleased with my finishes as a first sky experience, placing 41st in the uphill only (vertical race), and 24th in the sky race.
Thank you to everyone who made it possible for me to train and travel for this race and have these amazing opportunities to meet athletes from around the globe! I am so grateful for the support of the Jack Bloor Memorial Fund!