On your marks, get set, go!
From the starting blocks to the classroom, 16-year-old athlete and Heaton Moor resident, Trinity plays and works hard. Having trained for just 4 years, she is the fastest 100m sprinter in the region, taking second place for England in a recent competition and competed as part of the country’s 4x 100m relay team. Now, combining her training with her Sixth Form studies as part of the Elite Sport Pathway at Cheadle Hulme School, Trinity took a quick 5 minutes out of her studies and training to tell MOOR about working towards her ultimate athletic goal...
What age did you start running competitively and how did you get started in the sport?
I began training at the age of 14 and took part in my first competition 3 months after that. I started running because my uncle is a sports coach and advised me to give it a go.
Can you tell us about your most recent sporting achievements?
Breaking my personal best at English Schools in 2018 was a particular highlight. Also breaking the U17 4x 100m relay record at the school games held in Loughborough.
How have you found your first term at school in the Sixth Form?
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it; I am interested in the subjects I’ve chosen and happily made new friends. Everyone is so kind and welcoming at CHS and my sports coaches have shown me new training techniques with the weights which has enabled me to use them safely.
What subjects are you taking?
Chemistry, Sport Science and Psychology. I’m studying on CHS’s Elite Sports Pathway which allows you to tailor your learning to your career goals.
Can you tell us a bit about what a typical sporting session is like for you at school?
I can usually be found weight training in the gym. Some Fridays we have an abs and cardio session. Every other Friday we do yoga. It benefits my training as I feel a lot stronger and more powerful. I like having a gym session during school as I feel more energized.
What are you currently using your training to prepare for?
Next year’s season, northern and national 60m indoor races. Also English Schools’ national and U18 world championships – all steps to achieving my ultimate goal; to compete at a world championship and commonwealth whilst being successful in my studies.
Favourite thing about living in the Heatons?
Having so many activities to do! Heaton Moor has so much to offer.