HOLLY MILLS, an emerging CurraNZ star from the British Junior heptathlon ranks, recorded her second highest-ever score at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Poland last weekend.
It was Holly’s senior debut for Great Britain. The Andover athlete came first in the 60m hurdles – just 1/100th of a second shy of her personal best, and third in the 800m. She finished fifth overall in the event, won by Olympic Champion Nafi Thiam. She also recorded a seasons best in the high jump.
Before the event, CurraNZ reviewed her dosing strategy and made a few adjustments, increasing her dose and recommending re-dosing during the all-day event. She says: “The tip about taking another lot of Curranz later in the day definitely helped. I didn’t get lactic as early in the 800m race as in Manchester. So I will definitely take this forward into future events so thank you!”
This European championship result came a week after her sensational return to action at the British Athletics Indoor Selection Trials in Manchester.
The 20-year-old University student won every event bar one, ranking her third in Europe and moving her onto the British all-time list for pentathlon.
Holly amassed 4557 points, which included two personal bests in the shotput (14.03m) and long jump (6.02m).
To maintain her performance Holly takes CurraNZ – a breakthrough product for athletes that has been suggested to be the difference between winning a gold and bronze medal at top level. Many leading sportsmen and women in Britain are now using the blackcurrant supplement for an edge in international competition.
Holly has used CurraNZ for several years, and says ‘it has been vital to her training’ while also helping her to recover after gruelling sessions.
Holly now has her sights set on the Olympic Games in Japan this summer as she guns for qualification.
She added: “In the long term, I want to go to all the big competitions: the Worlds, Olympics, Commonwealth and Europeans at senior level.
“It’s a step up to senior level, but we’re focusing on putting in some solid performances and if while doing that I achieve the required standard, I will go to Tokyo.”
Meanwhile, Holly says she’s been taking CurraNZ, which is made from the pigment in New Zealand blackcurrants, for the last three or four years after discovering them online.
She said: “With the amount of training I do, CurraNZ has been vital.
“I need my muscles to perform well during training sessions and by taking the blackcurrant supplement, I’m able to run harder and faster for longer.
“I noticed a real difference within a few weeks of taking them. It’s an amazing brand and I’m proud to promote the product.”
Last year, New Zealand blackcurrants were declared one of the most effective legal performance enhancers in sports nutrition. A growing number of professional and elite athletes are using CurraNZ for legal performance gains, including Premier League clubs like Tottenham Hotspur.