Pole Vaulter Olympic Dream Rio 2016
I am a 27 year old Pole Vaulter pursuing my dream of competing at the Olympics in Rio next year. I have a personal best of 5.62 metres (a London double decker bus is 4.47m high) and I need 5.70m to qualify! 8cm is all I need and I know in my heart that I am more than capable of this standard of vaulting. The British record is 5.82m and my eyes are set on that. I support my Pole Vault training through sports massage therapy in Lancashire. I have set up my own company (www.fleximaxsports.co.uk) to enable me to manage clients around my training. I work, train, eat and sleep with every minute of every day visualizing myself making the team for Rio.
My project is to help with the cost of purchasing new poles. One pole costs £600 each and I have saved my own money or used the full amount from various grants to help with the cost of these. I am also looking for help to cover my rental costs so that I have more money to spend on higher quality nutrition which is essential to my recovery between training sessions. I am focused and self driven to achieve the most I can in this sport and represent Great Britain at major champs to the best of my ability.
Can you help to support one of this great countrys’ sporting representatives?! Any help will be greatly appreciated.