Margaret’s breakthrough in Athletics came in 2010, when she became the British Universities Champion over both the 100 & 200m and despite being in great shape for the UK trials that year, injury struck during the Championships which led to an early end to her season. 2011 was a huge stepping stone for Margaret. She went to the World Student Games and came 6th in the final an experience which gave her the drive to put in the extra hard work throughout the cold winter months.
Having a very successful injury free winter Margaret was selected for her first GB senior international at the Aviva International Match in Glasgow, where she beat a tough international field to win the 200m in a time of 23.68s. From Glasgow, she headed to the World Indoor Trials in Birmingham, where she set a new pb of 23.36, securing her ranking as Britain and Europe’s no.1 200m athlete indoors. A training camp with Team Christie in Arizona followed where Margaret set pb after pb, heading into the 2012 Olympic Trials in confident form.
Her confidence was well founded and Margaret was crowned Aviva Olympic Trials 200m Champion, running a PB of 23.09s, securing a place in her first Olympic Games in London, proving she is a Championship performer.
Next up for Margaret was the London Olympic Games. Full of excitement and confidence Margaret managed to break the 23s mark for the first time running a PB of 22.94s, taking her through to the Olympic semi-final.
After her first experience of a Major Championships, Margaret’s confidence is now sky high and she believes she is ready to take that next step and make the final of a Major Championships, with the Worlds next year (Moscow 2013) her main aim.