Started skating: September 2013
Favourite skate gear: Gotta be my skates! I love my skates. I wear black and gold Bonts (complete with lightning bolts) and Roll line Mistral plates. The Bonts are light weight and snug, having narrow feet, I have always had issues with my feet moving around too much in my boot, but not with Bonts. The Mistrals are lovely and responsive.
Career highlight so far: My derby highlight so far is being picked for the Checkerbroads team and playing in the British Champs! In particular, I was so happy to be awarded the MVP certificate in our champs game against Fierce Valley this year!
One thing most people don’t know about me:I recently became a post woman for Royal Mail. I wanted an active job and it’s certainly an active role. Totally want to do my round on skates… don’t think they will be to happy about it though…
What’s the origin of your derby name? Lightning Holt is a play on Lightning Bolt. I have always wanted to be a jammer… now i just need to get faster!
Have you had any serious injuries? Last year I suffered a kidney contusion during scrimmage. By far the most painful injury I have had! This year, 5 mins into our tier 3 British Champs game, I fell and partially dislocated my shoulder – which was really gross! Also really annoying that I only got to do 2 jams and then had to sit out the rest of the game. :/