Alison may have retired from international rowing but released from the rigour of being a full-time athlete she has learnt to dive, sail, windsurf, ski and swim open water, has run the London, Paris, Zurich and Brighton Marathons (fastest time 3.29), cycled Lands End to John O'Groats, won her first 100 mile cycle sportive, hiked hundreds of miles and climbed dozens of mountains here and abroad. Her adventures are self-planned and self-supported and many are solo. All are balanced around a busy work schedule because she believes you don't have to give up your day job to lead an adventurous life.
She featured in the Channel 4 documentary 'Dangerous Jobs For Girls' where she teamed up with two others to take on one of the last bastions of male dominated work and 'man' a commercial fishing trawler in the South Australian Ocean.
"Despite being asked to speak at very short notice, Alison was thoroughly prepared, presented very well and used her experience to illustrate points she was asked to make. She was very positively received by her audience of MP'S, Peers, Media and colleagues from the world of sport. She is open and friendly and showed endless patience having photographs taken and allowing the audience to see her Olympic medal. The CCPR would highly recommend Alison to speak at any event." Chief Executive CCPR