PHYSIOTHERAPIST & PERFORMANCE MANAGER
Laura Penhaul is passionate about helping teams or individuals to perform at their best and she draws on her extensive experience, both personally and professionally, in high-performance sport and expedition.
Laura was the Team Leader of the Coxless Crew who set 2 World Records in January 2016. They rowed unsupported across the Pacific. 9,000nm, taking 9 months to complete and 4 years to prepare for. This remarkable expedition was captured in the Netflix documentary “Losing Sight of Shore”.
Laura previously was Lead Physiotherapist for the Paralympic Programme of British Athletics and worked at Vancouver, London and Rio Paralympic Games. Currently, she is Lead Physiotherapist for the Olympic British Sailing Team, supporting them through to Tokyo 2020.
In 2017, Laura was the Performance Manager for Mark Beaumont, where she supported him in his preparations and during his World Record achievement of cycling the World in 78 Days. Alongside this, Laura was the Performance Lead for the Adaptive Grandslam, where she has supported the first-ever veterans with disabilities to summit the 7 peaks and 2 poles in their Performance preparation.
In her spare time, you’ll find Laura on the North coast of Cornwall, where she’s an RNLI lifeboat crew volunteer and loves to stay active running or swimming on the coastline.