Place of birth04/10/93


Rachel Johncock joined the British Skeleton Talent programme in the summer of 2019 as a talent transfer athlete.

Rachel’s journey to the squad was different to most of her contemporaries in that she didn’t come through the UK Sport and English Institute of Sport backed Discover Your Gold recruitment campaign. 

She instead enquired about a BBSA taster session at the University of Bath and came to the attention of the coaching staff due to her impressive sporting background.

Rachel previously competed in athletics, excelling in the 60m and 100m sprints and the 4x100m relay. She has already represented Great Britain, having worn Union colours at the 2015 European Indoor Championships in Prague, and she was a sprint relay finalist at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow when representing Wales. She is the current Welsh record holder over 60m.

Rachel studied Sports Technology at Loughborough University and, prior to starting skeleton, she worked for Hawk-Eye Innovations, travelling the world as a badminton and volleyball systems operator.


  • Nickname: Rach
  • Most likely to be spotted: eating
  • Least likely to be found: eating gluten
  • Me in three: positive, outgoing, determined 
  • Heroes: David Attenborough
  • Random fact: I’ve been to 39 countries and counting
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I’d love to travel the world or design and manufacture surfboards