Harriet is 25, was born on the Isle of Man and now works as a Teacher after gaining a B. Sc. in Sports Science Exercise and Fitness, and a M. Sc. in Sport and Exercise Nutrition while she was studying at Loughborough University.
She was until recently the Isle of Man National 400 metre record holder at 54.05 seconds, and was selected to represent the Island at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, after twice bettering the qualifying standard. Unfortunately, injury prior to the Games prevented her from performing at her very best. In 2015, she gained selection to represent the Isle of Man at the Jersey Island Games, but injury again struck during the 200 semi-finals.
She started athletics at 13, after previously concentrating on ballet and horse-riding, and initially competed in the 100/200 and High Jump.
She made a very successful graduation to 400 under the guidance of Jared Deacon, and trained at the High Performance Centre at Loughborough.
She regularly competes at International competitions in Europe [in 2013 she raced in Amsterdam and Antwerp], as well as UK National events such as the UK Championships and North of England Championships.
She won Double Gold in the 200 and 400 at the 2011 Island Games in the Isle of Wight and was selected to represent England at the Welsh International in 2013.
Off the track, she is very interested in cooking, which is a vital requirement since she has Coeliac Disease and therefore has to be very aware of what she eats. She loves anything girly, including Fashion and the Soaps, is actually obsessed with Forensic Investigations and as her ideal job she would love to work as a CSI Agent!
MY GYM PLAYLIST
1 - Stitches - Shaun Mendes
2 - Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
3 - History - One Direction
4 - Disturbia - Rihanna
5 - Stole the Show - Kygo
6 - Want To Want Me - Jason Derulo
7 - Black Betty - Ram Jam
8 - Let It Go - James Bay
9 - Hello - Adele
10 - Renegades - X Ambassadors
11 - Sax - Fleur East
12 - Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
13 - Runnin' (Lose It All) - Naughty Boy
14 - Wings - Birdy