I started canoeing seven years ago at a local canoe slalom club where I worked my way up the divisions to the top!
I still compete in slalom but two and a half years ago I decided to start wild water racing which is what I specialise in now.
For the last two years I have been in both the senior and junior Great British teams which has taken me all over Europe and even to America! My best achievements to date have to be coming 18th at the 2016 senior world championships in Bosnia and making the final in the 2016 2nd senior world cup in Slovenia.
Moving to Glasgow University has been a great choice for my canoeing. As well as having access to great gym facilities, living at Kelvinhaugh Gate means I am right on the river Kelvin for a quick morning paddle, 10 minutes’ drive from Pinkston Water Sports Centre (the only artificial white water course in Scotland) and there is numerous long canal paddles within a 15 minute radius. This is really helpful as it means I am not having to take two hours out of my evening to drive back and forward to training which means that I have more time to study.
It may not seem like much but when you’re training 10 times a week with competitions all over Britain most weekends and balancing uni work it really helps!