She is a nomad. A Steeplechaser. A law student. An Olympic finalist. The current British Champion and the new European bronze and Commonwealth silver medallist!
Lizzie was born in the Philippines and bounced between there, Pakistan, Dubai and the UK before moving to St Albans when she was 10.
She studied at Princeton (twice becoming Ivy League Champion) and her base is currently Boulder, Colorado, where she combines training (in amazing settings), with her law school studies - given her travels it is no surprise that she plans to make Immigration law her specialism.
After the successes of 2022, the focus becomes building towards Paris 2024 and her second Olympics. After track-life, Lizzie is determined to go longer – and higher! She has a big ultra-trail events such as UTMB in her sights.
Lizzie describes her approach to recovery as ‘focusing on the basics and doing them really well’. She prioritises sleep, eats well and has established protocols for recovering after training and racing.
Lizzie first met our Recovery Cuffs ahead of Tokyo; in the holding camp with @TeamGB. They’ve since become a key part of her recovery tool kit.
“I first used the Riixo sleeves at the Tokyo Olympics. Our team physiologist recommended them as part of our post-race recovery strategies.
“Recovery is key at major champs. Time [between races] is short and you have to put back-to-back performances together to be in contention. I tend to use my Riixos on the go – recovering as I go from the track to our team recovery area and again leaving the venue to go back to the athlete accommodation.
“Outside of racing, I tend to train 6-7 days per week with double run sessions on 2 or 3 days. I am pretty consistent with my rest and food and after tougher sessions I use ice and compression. The Recovery Cuffs are great. They’re super convenient and my legs feel fresher for racing. They’re now a key part of my kit.”
📸 Lizzie, D Vernon, M Kolbe, O Parkin, D Albo
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