Back in Blighty

Now that I’m back home after the IPC World Championships in New Zealand, I’m able to look back on it with a great deal of pride – but also with a feeling of what might have been.

Winning the 200m Gold medal was clearly the highlight and it’s given me another target for 2012, as I know I can be the quickest in the world. I was really focussed for the meet, I arrived early and worked hard during the training camp, and it obviously all paid dividends. I managed to have a couple of days off when I was there, but it was all about the meet.

Its been well documented that I wasnt allowed to run the Marathon, and given the amount of long distance training I had done in preparation I was gutted I couldn’t run the race. I love competing for my country and everyone involved realises that is what I want to do, so I hope we’ll be able to come to a solution that will enable me to run in 2012.

But I’ve always been one to look forward not back, so I’ve got a training camp in Lanzarote in March and then the London Marathon in April which I’m really excited about.