Kimberley Morrison – projects
Kimberley is dedicated to ‘giving back’ and sharing her unique story via raising money for a variety of charities as well as GOSH. She also partakes in Public Speaking to inspire people. If you are interested in inviting Kimberley to speak at an event please get in contact.
Back To School For Sports Day, Hands Up! July 15, 2016
I am so very fortunate and grateful to be invited back to a school sports day.. What fun! I loved that day when I was at school, the hype and excitement would keep me awake the night before..
When I arrived at the school in Norfolk I was greeted by beautiful sunshine, joyful children and so much energy. This wasn’t a day where people were prentending to be poorly at home.. This was a day where the school and it’s children were celebrating and enjoying Sport!
Introducing myself to the inspiring children the tanoe sounds “could all 100m finalists report to the 100m start”. Brilliant so we all lined up and crowded the 100m finish line. Staff lining up with stop watches, sports teachers ensuring the finishers stay in order and popping them in their respective plastic chairs labelled 1 to 6. Just great and reminded me of when I was at school 15years ago.
I was asked.. “I suppose you won everything!” I replied “absolutely not, no.” I must admit I did dominate the hurdles and had taken seconds off every record standing but any other event I was very medioka!
The athletics track is grass and very well chalked with 6 lanes. I took the opportunity to look at previous school records on this track. Wow 200m U12 sub 30seconds! I think we could all agree this would be a tough ask and the slightly stronger age of 28.
Heartwarming to be in an amongst such an inspiring day of sport. Every school pupil was out there really pushing hard in their sports and the friends supporting with so much excitement was really awesome to be a part of. They gather like a team, wish one another the vey best, share the success and do it with a massive smile!
I love sport and love seeing so many younger children enjoying the passion and desire sport creates.
Thank you for having me Acle Academy xx
Swimming into the record books, becoming a WETNOSERS July 15, 2014
I joined the Wetnosers, the local open water swim club in Leziate. I was invited to an introduction lap to get familiar with the lake which my Mum also joined me for. It is a stunning setting with perfectly calm water. The following week I headed back to the lake for a 2 lap TT (2km) in doing so I got the 1 lap course record! It was then when I was asked whether I would like to become a Wetnoser. To get this prestigious award you must swim 4 laps in one session (4km) I swam in just shy of 1 hour and was awarded Wetnosers status!
Joining my local triathlon club Tri-Anglia by Kimberley Morrison July 01, 2014
I am excited to be joining the friendly and welcoming Tri-Anglia. With over 400 members it’s going to be great getting to know more and more triathletes over the next few months in Norfolk. Tri-Anglian was formed in 1992 and it’s evident I’ve joined a fantastic community having just raced at their hosted event, The Norwich Triathlon.
There is certainly one element that doesn’t change and that is the dedication and support my coach, Perry Agass, continually exercises.
Guest Speaker at Sharnbrook Sports Presentation Awards Evening July 03, 2014
I was privileged to be invited to Sharnbrook’s Sports awards evening. I was able to meet and share the excitement amongst pupils who were awarded sports excellence. I presented to the pupils, parents and teachers my journey from Great Ormond’s Street Children’s Hospital to European AG Triathlon Champion. I donated the kind contribution for my travel to GOSH charity.
Guest Speaker at Great Yarmouth School | Nov 2014
Awards evening for parents and pupils recognising excellence amongst pupils
The London Triathlon raising £1,070 for Great Ormond’s Street Children’s Hospital 2012
Guest Speaker at Norwich School | June 03, 2015
Celebrating sporting success amongst the Girls at Norwich School. Donations made to GOSH charity following my visit
Jenson Button Triathlon raising £530 for Cancer Research UK by Kimberley Morrison July 12, 2014
A unique opportunity to:
- – compete at a stunning venue around the grounds of Luton Hoo
- – race in two triathlons in one day
- – mixing it up with elites, age groupers and first timers
- – racing alongside Jenson Button
- – being charged £££ for a couple of boiled eggs… perhaps they were of a championship breed!
It was also lovely to catch up with Jane, Rachel and Sam, congratulations ladies!
It was a fantastic day, the sun was shinning, so many friendly faces. There was a great atmosphere from start to finish and thank you very much for the signed Jenson Button T-Shirt for being amongst the fund raisers for Cancer Research UK. Thank you sponsors we raised over £500 and thank you friends and family for coming to support on the day. I finished 2nd in the opening race and 11th in the final.
Next race report will follow shortly: Winning the Tri-Anglia Norwich Triathlon that took place on Sunday 13th July.
Interview in London with Great Ormond’s Street Children’s Hospital July 01, 2012
To read the full blog post please visit: blog.gosh.org/patientsandparents/from-gosh-to-team-gb