A busy & successful season for Katy

Ipswich based athlete, Katy Sealy has had a long athletics season that started with the Commonwealth Games and included the Central American Championships. She has provided us with an update on her 2018 season…

Katy Sealy and her new personal best in the high jump

2018 Commonwealth Games

I started my competition season earlier than normal this year with the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. What an absolutely incredible experience it was. I started the competition really well with a personal best in the 100m hurdles (15.18 seconds) and a really good performance in the high jump and shot put.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t keep up the good performances and I had to nurse a foot/calf injury throughout day 2. But, I was pleased to complete my second Commonwealth Games Heptathlon in 11th place just 75 points short of my personal best score.

Central American Championships

Unfortunately, I have been struggling with foot and achilles injuries for most of this season which has hampered my training and not allowed me to compete to the best of my abilities.

I flew out to Guatemala at the beginning of July to compete in the Central American Championships. Much to my delight, during the high jump (the second event of the heptathlon) I jumped a new personal best and Belize National record of 1m73 which I was absolutely over the moon with. I finished the heptathlon overall in second place, again just down on my personal best score.

Recuperation and a new adventure

I have now decided to take a few weeks off to allow my injuries to completely heal, before I get back into winter training ready for next season, where I hope to represent Belize at the Pan American Combined Events Cup. 

While I take these few weeks off to allow my body to rest, I will also be starting on a new adventure. I will be studying for a Masters degree in Football Science and Rehabilitation. Football is one of my biggest passions and injury rehabilitation is an area I have huge interest in.

I would like to thank Pat and everyone at Source One for continuing to support me, not only through my athletics career but now through my studying so that I have a new career ready for when the day comes when I will retire from athletics. 

Thank you

Katy xx

Katy & Source One

As a family run business, Source One Consulting believe in being an active contributor to our local community and beyond. We take a proactive view of our ‘Corporate Responsibility’ and as a result, although we are not a big corporate, we undertake a number of initiatives to support our community.

Supporting Katy, as a young local Ipswich athlete, to help realise her dreams is just one way we try and support our community.

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