I have been involved in sport from a young age and swam competitively for many years. My keen interest in all things health related lead me to pursue a career in sport science. Upon graduating with a BSc (Hons.) in Health and Performance Science from University College Dublin, I decided to further my studies in this field and began an MSc. in Pre-Registration Physiotherapy in Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, from which I have recently graduated with distinction.
Although I have always had an interest in sports and fitness, I only began running some years back when studying at UCD. I completed my first 10k in Dublin city centre 3 years ago and truly enjoyed the excitement and atmosphere present on the day. Since then, I have kept running and have completed numerous road races including the Edinburgh Marathon 2011 and Dublin City Marathon 2012. When I began running, what surprised me the most was the great sense of personal achievement and boost in confidence I felt as a result of reaching a goal.
Throughout my time at university, running helped me to keep a clear head during exam periods and also provided me a new social outlet through which I have had great experiences and have made many friends. Being a qualified Physiotherapist and Sports Scientist, I am ever conscious of my own health status, both physically and mentally and the key role that regular physically activity has on this. My academic background enables me to apply the scientific principles of human movement both personally and professionally and I look forward to sharing this knowledge and experience as a Run with Tina instructor.