When I started at Bath Uni I had no idea what skeleton was. I was a 400m runner and trained with a close group of athletes – mainly uni students, at the university sports facilities. My first introduction to skeleton came after a BBQ and late night out in Bath one summer. Adam Pengilly, a skeleton athlete […]
My first deselection Talent ID has been an issue for skeleton in the past, little to no coverage on mainstream TV channels or in the press, plus difficult access to facilities means that the participation around the country is limited to a very lucky few. Since around 2009 UK Sport has funded bespoke talent ID initiatives to attract more […]
After getting home from the Sochi Olympics I spent some time weighing up whether I wanted to stay in the sport or get on with a real life and stop being a disappointingly below par PhD student. After a few weeks of waiting for my brain to make a decision I realised that I wasn’t ready […]
Below is something I wrote before last season about my ankle injury: Skeleton is known as a hard core adrenalin-filled sport, as and such injuries can easily happen to those competing. A few weeks before going away for the 2014/15 season I managed to pick up one of the worst injuries I’ve ever had…on the […]
This first blog can serve as a bit of an introduction to me. It will be short, as many things that I write are, and hopefully not too dull. I’ve been a skeleton athlete since the start of 2008, my first race came after only having been trying the sport for a few weeks, and I […]
This is my new website and I will be updating it regularly with upcoming races, results, and general information of what I have been up to. Please take a look and let me know what you think.