BOOK NOW JOIN US

Search Phone
News Header

7 Questions with…...Pip

Rockley's MD Pip Woods reveals her favourite Olympic moment and who she would invite round for dinner!

Body Image

1.
We should all be enjoying the 2020 Olympics at the moment. As a massive sports fan, what is your favourite Olympic moment and why?

GB hockey team winning gold at Rio in the Olympics.  As a complete hockey fanatic, I was glued to the screen and despite us not playing our best hockey, the team managed to get through the game to the penalty shoot out where we took the victory.  It was certainly a proud and emotional day.  It did also help revitalise the interest in the sport and encourage more people to get involved.

2.
A book you have read which has inspired you the most? 

Brene Brown – Daring to lead.  As an audio book this has accompanied me on many of my longer runs and go to when I need a bit of inspiration.





3.
What would you perfect day be if time, travel and money were not an issue?
 
This is a hard question as I have many perfect days in my head, however most of them will be outside, either walking or on the water somehow.  Be it in a boat or on a paddleboard paddling round the islands in Poole Harbour.  It could also involve a swim in the sea, another passion of mine.  The common thread however will be that the day will involve plenty of food and tasty snacks, I guess you could say that’s another passion of mine!  It might also involve a game of tennis or a long run in the morning to start the day off.

4.
Which song would get you up on the dance floor?

Oh dear, not being a great mover on the dance floor, it’s quite a rare thing to get me dancing.  If I did have to narrow it down though, it would probably be something cheesy from a couple of decades ago.  I’m cool in other ways, honest 

5.
Surf or ski / water or mountains?

Hmmm, mountains I think, however since breaking my shoulder snowboarding a couple of years ago, maybe less so.  However, to turn the question round slightly, I would say Mountains in the summer!  Best of both worlds as you can swim in beautiful lakes, cycle up some amazing hills and the walks are just amazing.













6.
Name 3 dream dinner guests? 

Clare Balding, Alan Carr and Olivia Coleman, I did want to invite Princess Anne, but thought I might have to watch my ps and qs!

7.
Favourite item you have ever been bought or given? 

My new tennis racket.  I now play tennis every other day and my new racket has magic powers for sure, still trying to get better but love love love the game, especially in Poole Park overlooking the glorious lake and seeing the boats on the water.

Share this


20% OFF 2021 Courses

20% OFF 2021 Courses

Something to put a smile on your face - our Early Booking Offer - 20% OFF 2021 UK Courses when you book between 13th - 21st September.

Rockley, Covid and doing the right thing

Rockley, Covid and doing the right thing

In, what has been the most challenging six months of Rockley’s existence, Rockley Owner Peter Gordon explains how important it was during Covid to do the right thing - a...

We have moved >

Our head office that is, it would be pretty hard to move the Sailing School from what is already the most fantastic location.  

5 student benefits of going on a residential trip >

Going on a school residential trip has many advantages for pupils of all ages. 2020 has, so far proven to be very strange experience for most of us and the need to explore and embrace the outdoors and reap the benefits, especially amongst the young has never been more apparent. This blog looks at just five of the benefits of going on a residential trip. 

We're making waves!

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

Rockley Partners

FOLLOW US

View one of our online brochures:

SCHOOLS INSTRUCTOR WATERSPORTS FAMILY HOLIDAYS BTEC

CALL: +44 (0)1202 677272
EMAIL: hello@rockley.org
PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS & CONDITIONS
VISIT: Rockley, 13 Parkstone Road, Poole, Dorset. BH15 2NN UK

Website by Fathom

Enquire