Milestones on my journey
March 3rd 2012
Before the anniversary date of the accident I was supported by 12 friends to summit the highest mountain in the UK, raising £2000 for the Mountain Rescue Service and Royal National Lifeboat Institution in the process. It was truly a day of all four seasons! I was reported on in several news outlets including the STV news.
Olympic Torch Relay
June 12 2012
I was very privileged to be nominated for and carry the Olympic Flame through Forfar. I am very thankful to all the people who supported me in becoming a Cuture Flame with Coka-Cola. I was invited to take part in the Hyde Park celebrations concert in London where I was interviewed by Sir Johnathan Edwards on the big screen in front of 60,000 people!
Tjorn, September 2012
What can you say when someone invites you to 3 days in Sweden, all expenses paid. All I had to do was cycle 90km as part of a triathlon team sponsored by prosthetic leg manufacturer Ossur! Easier said than done but we completed it and have the medals to prove it!
Held the Commonwealth Baton
July 6th 2014
I had the privilege of carrying the Queens Commonwealth Games Baton in Aberfoyle where I had the lucky slot before lunchtime, which meant I was able to hold the baton and engage with the public for 45 mins in addition to my run with it! During this time I was Interviewed by STV news and took part in a little Highland dancing with a pipe band as well as posing for many photographs with people!
September 29th, 2015
Ba. Adventure Tourism Management at the University of the Highlands and Islands, West Highland College Fort William campus. A great course with a wide range of opportunities in the adventure sport industry, in the perfect location of the Scottish Highlands. I gained qualifications in mountain bike leadership and first aid alongside the course, gaining lots of experience utilising them with Active Schools as work experience.
August 18th 2017
I took a trip to New Zealand to begin my career as a snowboard instructor and qualified as an NZSIA Level 1 instructor through Basecamp who run great qualification courses all over the world in a range of sports.
Began international racing
This year I qualified to join the GBX Snowboard Cross residential training camp in Austria for 6 months, being coached five days a week and competing in the FIS competitions across Europe in the 2017/18 season. My first step on the official ladder towards Beijing 2022!
BECAME A BRITISH WORLD CUP CIRCUIT ATHLETE
January 6th 2019
Having joined the GB Para Snowboard team as an 'invitee' in November 2018, I did my first Banked Slalom race and finished 9th overall! This great result qualified me as a Team GB World Cup Athlete with support from UK Sport and the Scottish Institute for Sport