The double Olympic champion shares her kitbag


I have a Forerunner 910XT watch (garmin.com) which is really good as it allows me to select different training zones to match my goals. It also has a built-in heart rate monitor and is light to wear.

Running Shoes

After years of competitive running I pretty much know what suits my feet and running style. My trainers need to be
light and flexible so that my feet dictate the shoes not the other way round. I currently have very loud bright colourful Asics trainers (asics.co.uk) and sometimes wear Reebok (reebok.co.uk) or Adidas (adidas.co.uk) too.



The phone has the music on it so it’s a must! I like a range of music and mainly the poppy ones I can sing along to (sorry for those I run past!). I am in desperate need of a new phone though because mine keeps dying in the middle of a run!


I always train with music so have loads of pairs of headphones. Intel powered SMS Audio Biosport earbuds (smsaudio.com) are great because they monitor your heart rate too – great for training in specific heart-rate zones.


Rehyrdration Drink

I am generally bad at replacing my lost fluid, so I have Maxi Nutrition Fuel Max rehydrate powder which has a mix of amino acids and electrolytes which help aid training (maxinutrition.com).

Spare Kit

I have a mix of outfits from Sweaty Betty (sweatybetty.com) and Lorna Jane (lornajane.com) for the gym and because I have been going out on my new Specialized bike I have extra layers from Specialized (specialized.com) that I take in case the weather changes.