Ros began her involvement in athletics aged 11, and started competing for England aged 16 in the long jump. She sompleted her first heptathlon at 18 at the suggestion of a PE teacher, and went on to represent England the following year in that event. She was the BUSA and British heptathlon champion in 2001, and won the gold medal in the Under-23 international combined events of 2004.

Ros was the highest British-ranking number 1 among the Under-20s and Under-23s, and was ranked 4th as a senior – her first senior international was in the European Cup of 2002, and she’s competed in the European Cup a further 3 times since then. The last time, she was part of the Quartet that won the European Cup Super League in 2007, with a British team record – the first time that Britain has ever won the event. (The rest of the team consisted of Jessica Ennis, Kelly Southerton and Julie Hollman.)

Due to complications of ME, Ros then experienced a few years out of athletics, and competes in her first heptathlon in 3 years at the 2011 Southerns. Her aim is to represent Great Britain again, and she has never given up on the Olympic dream.

Personal Bests

Heptathlon: 5798
Pentathlon: 3998
100m hurdles: 14.13 secs
High jump: 1.73m
Shot: 13.76m
200m: 24.93 secs
Long jump: 6.01m
Javelin: 43.17m