Lizzie Simmonds

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the world of elite sport, but it has been particularly challenging for athletes who compete in Olympic and Paralympic sports. Whilst events...

Last night, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, announced unprecedented measures to stem the spread of Coronavirus. All non-essential workers must work remotely and we must only leave...

We’re taught that striving for excellence and growth is admirable, yet we must also learn to be content with the present moment. That we need to aspire towards an improved future...

“New Year, New Me”. If I had a pound for every time I’d seen that phrase on social media, I’d have a very full piggy bank! It’s January, the start of...

Motivation. We all need it, but some people seem to have it in shedloads, whilst others are found wanting. We all know people who seem consumed by a fierce passion to...

When an athlete stops training full-time, their relationship with food is likely to change significantly. Depending on how much exercise they still fit in to their daily routine, they may even...

When I was considering retirement from elite sport, one of the things I looked forward to the most was not having to push my body continually, given that over the last...

One of the strangest things to adjust to in life outside the bubble is a lack of routine. Training for elite sport is incredibly structured, and athletes will often go weeks...

This is a lesson about social media and the power of the internet. It’s a tale of hilarity and humanity. It’s a story in which Piers Morgan has a lot to...

Goal-setting is one of the most common exercises for athletes, at both junior and senior level. Whether it’s qualifying for the county championships or winning an Olympic medal, the majority of...