January Athlete Month Montell Douglas

Montell Douglas

Montell Douglas

Montell has been a GB International since 2002, an Olympic Finalist (2008), Commonwealth Gold Medalist (2010) and former British record holder in the 100m

Montell is now 30 years old, so coming towards the the end of her very successful sprinting career. With a PB of 11.05 seconds over the 100m and a former British record holder, Montell has had some fantastic past performances.

Montell represented Great Britain at the 2008 Olympics, in the 100m. In her first round heat she placed second behind Ivet Lalova in a time of 11.36 to advance to the second round. There she failed to qualify for the semi-finals as her time of 11.38 was only the fourth fastest time of her heat, causing elimination. She was also part of the Great Britain team which reached the final of the 4x100m relay, but unfortunately the British team failed to finish due to a mix-up in the changeover.
“GLL is extremely supportive in my journey as an athlete. Being able to access facilities all over London for me is extremely valuable with my hectic schedule and the money has been a great asset towards warm weather training camps in preparation for the season. Having access to the knowledge and expertise is also of unbelievable value. The services offered b the gap between almost and achieving your goal.”
Give us a brief overview of your daily sporting routine

7.45am gym session until 10am, work in between and then track work in the afternoon/evening around 3pm

What keeps you motivated to push yourself in training day in day out
Being able to see what improvements I can make and the opportunities of representing my country to inspire others.

How important is team work within your sport, including other players (if relevant) coaches, support team etc.
Hugely important. Without a team, there is no me. Coaches, physios, massage therapists, psychologist and doctors all make valuable input into the programme to get me to where I need.