With the Bermuda CARIFTA GAMES team announced, Islandstats.com will begin the countdown to the Games with a Spotlight on each Athlete that will represent Bermuda.
Today we bring you Tilly Norman.
Name: Tilly Norman
Date of Birth: 21st of October 2003
Sport: 1500m and 3000m
Q. What is something many people donít know about you?
A. Growing up in Bermuda I have always had a love for the marine biology of the island and have done much work for the Aquarium from cleaning the tanks to reef watch programs. I also play the Ukulele!
Q. How did you first get involved in your Sport?
A. I started running in the kids running races like the Telford Mile and KPMG Round the Grounds race. I didnít used to win!
Q. Do you have a particular Sports idol?
A. I look up a lot to a Scottish 1500m runner called Laura Muir, sheís is only 24 years old and has just won 2 medals in the world indoor championships. Whenever sheís racing you can see the determination on her face and the will to work hard.
Q. When did you realize that you wanted Compete Internationally?
A. I find that when youíre in a small community like Bermuda Athletics everyone is always looking to aim high and be the best they could possibly be, Carifta is a perfect opportunity to go and dive into the experience. To represent Bermuda has got to be one of the most amazing opportunities and such an honor.
Q. What do you feel needs the most improvement?
A. My sprint speed.
Q. Which do you feel needs the least improvement?
A. My endurance.
Q. What one moment in your Sport to date are you most proud of?
A. Being away at school in the UK, does make it hard to train and be self-motivated as you have to do it yourself. When you work so hard and you keep yourself in shape physically and mentally is pays off. My proudest moment has got to be when I broke the 5-minute boundary at a National event in Birmingham last year when I had been at school doing exams and had to train myself for 2 and a half months before hand.
Q. What are your goals for the rest of Year?
A. My goal is always to progress and to just keep going with the sport as Iím loving it so much. For Carifta itís to place on the podium and that would be such an achievement for me.
Q. Can you give an insight into an average week of training for you?
A. I try to mix endurance with speed work, and strength and conditioning.
Q. Is this your first Carifta Games?
A. Yes, this is, and so Iím going in with a complete clear mind and am just going to try and get the most out of it as possible and enjoy the experience.
Q. What do you do when youíre not taking part in your Sport?
A. I love meeting all sorts of people and I enjoy Music and Art.