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Meet Laura Armorgie, High-Jumper!

What is your greatest achievement?

Getting back on target after suffering from glandular fever which took me out of training for a whole winter season and caused the next couple of years of competing to go downhill. It’s nice to be able to say that after 3 or 4 years of no major improvements in my jumping, that I have finally gone above and beyond what I was jumping before the illness.

What is your greatest ambition?

To be an Olympian/ World class athlete.

What is your inspiration for competing?

The feeling I get after doing well is the main aspect that keeps me going and wanting to compete. It’s the best way to show how all the blood, sweat and tears were worth it and how they will continue to be worth it in the future.

What is the hardest thing about your sport?

It’s hard not always being able to be a ‘normal teenager’ in the sense of missing out on certain events because of training or competing. However, I do balance all aspects of my life as best as I possibly can. To be honest, I see what I’m doing (training and competing to the level I am) as far more exciting than anything that my friends are doing.What do you do in your spare time? I am currently studying 1 A Level at

What do you do in your spare time?

I am currently studying 1 A Level at Sixth form, having already completed 2 others, so I am in school most days but only for an hour or so. I also have a part time job at ‘Next’ in Bishops Stortford to help fund some of my expenses for training and to gain experience in the Fashion Industry. I would like to be a Fashion Buyer after hopefully pursuing an athletics career. I also like to have time to see friends as I’m very much a ‘people person’ and enjoy socialising with a variety of people.

Where do you want to be in 5 years, 10 years time etc?

I would like to be able to say that I have represented Great Britain in a major championship. Ultimately I would love to be able to compete in an Olympics, but for the next few years I would like to get experience of being part of a GB team and traveling to different countries. I would like to continue building up and progressing steadily to the top of my sport.

What is the best feature of Perfect Balance Clinic?

The best feature of Perfect Balance Clinic is having many of the components I need for my sport in one place and having the whole team support me from all angles. Most importantly, it has allowed me to gain huge amounts of strength with good but tough sessions with Phil, and equally has given me the time to recover with weekly sports massages from Aaron. I like that the whole team talk to each other about all aspects of my training and well-being so that I as an athlete get the best treatment and results possible.

Laura’s Achievements

  • End of 2016 season ranked 12th in UK senior rankings 6th in UK U20 rankings with PB of 1.78
  • 2nd at English Schools Championships
  • 2nd at Cardiff International representing England
  • 1st at South of England Indoor
  • 1st at South of England Outdoor
  • 4th at U20 Nationals
  • 1st at Essex County Indoors
  • 1st at Essex County Outdoors
  • 1st at Eastern Counties Indoors (did not compete at Outdoors champs)
  • 6th at senior England Championships