Tracks of My Life is a show on RNIB Connect Radio presented and produced by Toby Davey where he invites a guest to take us on a journey through their life, sharing the tracks that mark important moments which bring back memories to them.
Their chosen tracks of their life might include the first track they can remember hearing, the first track they bought, a number of tracks that mark moments in their life and the final track, a track that they would like to pass on which might give people hope for the future.
In this trimmed down podcast version of Tracks of My Life Toby is joined by Naomi Riches MBE, who is an Adaptive Rowing Paralympic Bronze and Gold medal winner 2008 and 2012 respectively and is now using her Paralympic rowing experience and achievements through motivational speaking to inspire professionals and others to reach their goals and be the best they can be in life.
In Naomi’s Tracks of My Life we will go on a journey from slightly tricky times at a mainstream school, then to better times at New College Worcester before going on to University and then to the first time Naomi stepped into a competitive adaptive rowing boat in 2004.
We will then hear from Naomi about what it was like for her competing in the first world adaptive rowing championships in Spain that same year.
Then Naomi will reflect on how coaching young people to row helped her to recover after a very serious accident which could have put a stop to her competitive rowing career.
Finally Naomi will share from an athlete’s point of view what it was like competing in the London 2012 Paralympic Games, and how Naomi ended up singing along with a certain new romantic pop star who’s track due to the many GBR gold medals was played quite a lot during 2012!!
To find out more about Naomi Riches MBE, do check out her LinkedIn profile page -
Or why not follow Naomi on Twitter and Instagram.
(Image shows Naomi stood in front of a red brick wall wearing diamond earrings and a matching necklace, a black top with white dots, looking at the camera and smiling)