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…
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
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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