City of Salisbury Athletics and Running Club
We are delighted to add yet another hugely talented junior athlete to Team DBA.
Bea is a little pocket rocket with a charming personality, contagious positivity and great humility. She has already achieved such inspiring successes at a very young age and we know that she will add many more to these during her athletics career.
Her work rate, focus and determination are second to none. Bea maybe small in size but as Mark Twian rightly put it, 'It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.'
We are hugely excited to support her come wind, rain or shine on the track and cross-country courses around the country and beyond.
Mini London Marathon U15 winner 2018 (3 miles 16:38mins - same time as the U17 Boy's winner!)
British Cross Country Champion 2018
SIAB and ESAA Championships Cross Country Champion 2018
ESAA Track and Field Championships 1500m Bronze
School Cross Country Cup Nationals Champion 2017
South West 1500m and 1200m Champion 2017
1200m National Champion 2017
Wessex League Records in 1200m and 1500m
Parkrun PB - 17.21mins
1500m PB - 4.30mins
Win ESAA Track and Field Championships 1500m.
Run sub 4:21mins for 1500m time to get to the top of the all time leader board.
To enjoy running and see how far she gets!
WHO INSPIRES YOU AND WHY?
Anyone who has achieved anything in their lifetimes, sport or not, can inspire me – from Daniel Baremboim, to Stephen Hawking, from Laura Muir to Roger Bannister, and many more; anyone who has worked very hard to do something good, helpful, kind, amazing, beneficial and incredible is an inspiration.
WHO'S HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR SPORT?
So far, a lot of amazing people – obviously my club, Salisbury, my teammates, the coaches there, especially Dave, my family and friends. And then my teams, like Wiltshire Athletics – the competitors and the team leaders in cross country and track managed to teach me so much in just a weekend away. Other runners, of course, have influenced me, like all the friends I’ve made – particularly at Internationals. Everyone, ultimately has influenced my sport. Then of course, sport in media like the Olympics, watching these races and learning from them helps me to improve, and having the running track so close to home is great!
WHAT IS THE TOUGHEST CHALLENGE YOU HAVE HAD TO FACE SO FAR?
One of the joys, or downsides, of cross country is that you never know what will happen! So I’ve faced some huge challenges, from running in sand, up huge hills, in snow, torrential rain, ceaseless mud… When I had a stress fracture last year my recovery was very challenging too.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE QUOTE?
“I can and I will… WATCH ME!”
WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE ATHLETE?
My favourite athlete at the moment has to be Laura Muir, because she is in university, studying, whilst managing to compete at such a high level – incredible! And she has similar tastes in distance and race tactics to me; I love watching her run!
WHAT IS YOUR PRE-COMPETITON RITUAL?
A big breakfast in the morning, music, eating sandwiches and bananas, feeling very nervous, big warm up when I arrive… then afterwards I talk with friends and relax!
WHAT SONG BEST DESCRIBES YOU?
This is difficult because I like lots of different genres… overall, I like to listen to Superheroes, by The Script. This is because it’s rousing and motivational and the lyrics are about hard work despite challenges, and turning “the pain into power!”
WHICH ACRESS WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE OF YOUR LIFE?
Again, very difficult! I’d like to say me, because I love acting and this role would be quite interesting to perform.
WHAT ARE 5 THINGS YOU COULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT?
Running, books, music, sports outdoors and family/friends.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR FOR SUCCESS?
Hard work, determination and passion – you have to really love what you’re doing.
WHAT IS YOUR MANTRA AT THE MOMENT?
I’ll be unoriginal and say: JUST DO IT! But it is true, and was the first thing that sprung to mind.
WHAT LESSON DO YOU REFUSE TO LEARN?
To take it easy!
WHAT IS YOUR BEST QUALITY?
Determination, curiosity or ambition I think.
WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE TO RUN?
If I’m in Salisbury, then Old Sarum, the Nature Reserve, Hudson’s Field and of course the athletics track. But I also love parts of the new forest, like Rockford common, and mountains or the coast path in the Lake District, Scotland and Cornwall; trying out new routes is really fun. Ultimately, I would really love to try exciting challenges around the world, and altitude training in Kenya!