Aly is a Sunderland based runner. As a child she would spend her weekends travelling to watch her Dad at road races and track events and would often participate in the accompanying Fun Runs. She first joined the local running club, Sunderland Harriers, at age 11 but it wasn’t until University when she won her first race that she began to take athletics seriously. Following a setback from a foot injury, Aly persevered and went on to represent team GB at the 2014 Commonwealth games marathon. In 2016 she achieved her lifelong dream of becoming an Olympian when she represented Team GB at the 2016 Rio Olympics.