|Winning isn't everything|
|Around the Academy:
Heptathlon is a demanding sport, so it's vital to make sure your training is well organised.
It's important that you train with your head as much as your body.
You have to listen to your body.
When it says 'no' you have to listen. To help you with this you need a coach that you trust.
It's not about the results or being number one in the world, it's about feeling satisfied and enjoying it. If you don't have that joy, you can't continue.
Immediately before an event I listen to music to pump myself up, but in the build up I try to keep everything as it normally is.
I spend time with my friends and family and I eat the foods that I normally would.
Basically, I try to be just me. If I change something that could make me nervous.
When we're competing against each other, all the heptathletes become like a little family.
Obviously I want to win, but the best situation for me would be if everyone could be happy.
I don't want anyone to be sad or upset. I focus on myself, but I wish my competitors luck as well. If I beat them, great. If don't, no problem
One of my biggest rivals in the sport is Denise Lewis.
I've never met Denise but would like to. I feel I have much to learn from her. She's older than me and she's been around a long time.