The last twelve months have been exceptional for international-standard steeplechaser Iona Lake, having competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Iona, 25, finished her race in 9:58.92, coming in 8th place. In addition to her Commonwealth Games appearance, Iona competed in the English National Cross Country championships earlier this year, finishing third overall from a field of more than 100 athletes.
Iona continues to represent Britain and England in her chosen discipline, having risen to become one of the best 3000m steeplechasers in the world as a member of the City of Norwich Athletic Club, which she has been a part of since the age of 14.
As well as being one of Britain's most promising athletes, Iona is a dedicated ambassador for athletics in Norfolk, making appearances at the Norfolk School Games to hand out medals and cheer on the next generation of potential athletes.
A former student of Reepham High School, and a Sports Personality finalist in the 2017 Sports Awards, Iona has had to overcome serious injury just last year to regain her form and get back to the top of her discipline.
After announcing her presence on the international stage with her appearance at her first ever Commonwealth Games, she continues to improve and aims to break into the top 8 in the world over the coming year.