01 Penny Bizarre

Penny Bizarre 01

Penny Bizarre 01

What is the inspiration behind your derby name?
I just wanted something my mum wouldn’t hate.

What is the inspiration behind your derby number?
It used to match the name! (1p) I’m all about coordination.

What was your funniest roller derby moment?
That time I forgot I was sent to the bin as a blocker, returned as a jammer (in my mind!) and managed two full laps before Zoe, who was skating on the other team at the time, pointed out I wasn’t the jammer. I wondered why no one was blocking me. After I got over my embarrassment, that one was pretty funny. Thank god it was only at practice!!

What was your proudest roller derby moment?
My first game as captain of the Canny Belters. Easy.

How did you first discover roller derby / what convinced you to join?
All together now: ‘WHIP IT!’

What was your best Fresh Meat moment?
Passing 25 in 5 was pretty cool, but meeting my roller derby BFF Anita B Nasty beats it.

Most embarrassing moment at a bout / practice?
See above blocker/jammer fiasco.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to get involved with their local team?
Just do it. Don’t wait for someone to come with you, just say yes, totally go for it and don’t make excuses. You won’t regret it.

What other sports / training do you do when you’re not on eight wheels?
Lots of cycling, running, some weights, climbing, circuit classes. Plus any other fun-sounding pursuit I get invited to try! All the hobbies please.

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