Inspired by the London Paralympics in 2012, I began training as a disabled sprinter (100m) in May 2013 and a thrower (3kg shot put) in July 2014. I am currently 15th in the world for the T36 (cerebral palsy, all four limbs, ambulant) 100m and a member of the British Athletics Parallel Success Academy and the University of Sheffield Elite Sports Performance Scheme. Before taking up athletics, I had previously been almost completely inactive physically. The only exercise I took was walking as a mode of transport, due to financial constraints, rather than for fun or fitness. I now train in the gym 3-4 times a week and on the track 3 times a week, with additional sessions in the park and with the Academy.