Neil Eddy
Triathlete

THIS IS ME

World Triathlon Age Group Champion 2014|2015 World Bronze |220 Triathlete of the Year 2015| 5th Elite World Aquathlon Championships | 4th British Super Series | 3 x National Age Group Champion| 5 x Top 10 World Age Group Triathlon Championships | 3 x Cornwall Triathlon Series Winner | 1st AG Barcelona Ironman + 70.3 2016 | Ironman Hawaii Athlete 2017

In a successful few years I have progressed from competing to having the honour of representing Great Britain at elite (Aquathlon) and age group level at the World/European Triathlon Championships. Recent highlights include: being selected to represent Great Britain at elite level at the World Aquathlon Championships; winning several national age group championships; and becoming a three times Cornwall Series Champion.

Last season I built upon the above, qualifying for the 70.3 World AG Championship in Australia, finishing a credible 4th place in the 30-34yr age group. This was a reasonable finish having led for 90% of the race.

On returning to the UK, with 3 weeks and little prep time, I entered Ironman Barcelona. Boy did it go well! I finished in 8hours 46mins, winning the AG ranks and qualifying for Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
This year my main aim was the Ironman World Championships in Kona. The first step was completing a London Marathon, which I managed in 2 hours and 34 minutes, this was great for my training and endurance. Throughout the year I also won a couple of half Ironman’s, all beneficial for the road to Kona. My goal was  looking to build on my experience at Ironman, but definitely looking at getting on the Hawaii Podium. I got up to 2nd place on the run until I hit nutrition problems, I was throughly pleased to fight all the way on the marathon section, finishing in a great 19th place in my second ever Ironman.

 

I am a School Games Organiser (PE Teacher) and triathlete from Cornwall. I have a passion for sport and inspiring future talent. At Mounts Bay Academy School I run: a high performance programme for our talented sports pupils; additional training; mentoring; and ensure flexibility within the daily timetable is guaranteed for the national and international athletes.
I currently balance 16-25 hour training weeks around my day job. Over the past few years I have received the Cornwall Ambassador scheme, which allows me to utilise the training facilitates.
I am happy to provide any more information required.

Goals & Ambitions
In 2018 I am aiming to again qualify for the Ironman World Championships at Ironman Lanzarote, one of the hardest races in the world. Then in October tackle the Kona (Hawaii) beast once again, and this time reach my podium potential. Hopefully the gold medal!

Sponsorships

Being a top level athlete within Cornwall I have built a healthy relationship with local media. This has helped me feature regularly in local papers and their online platforms, such as facebook and twitter. Thus giving any potential sponsors a great base to feature and promote their business and brand. I would like to develop successful and mutual relationships with any potential sponsors, helping grow their business in any manner I can.

 

Ambassadors

Let‘s TalkWith the support of my ambassadors it will allow me to enter, travel and race in top level competitions in order to test myself and gain recognition as an elite athlete. If you would like to be a part of developing an athlete with great potential, this could be your chance. Go on, think about offering some support… your logo could be placed somewhere pretty nice too!
Ambassadors logos Skinfit Blueseventy H20 O Publishing Cycle Logic Zephyr Creative Ltd

Races and results

Check out my latest results and race schedule so you can come along
and cheer me on!

2018

15th Jul Ironman UK Bolton (6th Overall) 1st
23rd Jun St Ives Biathlon 1st
10th Jun OTILLO Isle of Scilly (pair race fun) 50th
26th May Ironman Lanzarote (24th overall) 7th

2017

14th Oct Ironman World Championships Kona Hawaii 30-34 19th
3rd Sep Perranporth Extreme Triathlon 1st
23rd Jul AJ Bell London Elite Olympic Distance Triathlon 17th
2nd Jul Outaw Holkham Middle Distance Elite 2nd
24th Jun St Ives Biathlon Run/Swim (9times champion) 1st
11th Jun Bristol Harbourside Olympic Triathlon 1st
4th Jun Cotswold 113 Middle Distance (4.02) 1st
23rd Apr Virgin London Marathon (2.34.40) 128th

2016

2nd Oct Barcelona Ironman 30-34 (21st Overall) 1st
4th Sep 70.3 World Age Group Ironman Championships Mooloolaba 30-34 4th
14th Aug City to Surf Run - Sydney to Bondi Beach 14km TBC
16th Jul St Ives Biathlon 1st
3rd Jul Equaliser Triathlon Half 4th
19th Jun Challenge Blind-Herning Pro Half 11th
5th Jun Blenheim British Elite Super Series TBC
22nd May Ironman Barcelona 30-34AG (25th Pros) 1st

2015

25th Oct Challenge Sardinia Pro 9th
27th Sep Castle Series Hever Gauntlet 2nd
20th Sep ITU World Triathlon Age Group Grand Final Chicago 3rd
16th Sep ITU Elite Aquathlon World Championships Chicago 10th
6th Sep Perranporth Extreme Surf Triathlon 2nd
28th Aug Yacht Inn Swim 1st
23rd Aug Cotswold Classic Middle Distance (Course Record) 1st
21st Aug St Levan 10Km 2nd
9th Aug Liverpool British Elite Super Series (British Elite Super Series) DN
2nd Aug London British Elite Super Series (British Elite Super Series) ..
4th Jul St Ives Biathlon 1st
20th Jun European Elite Aquathlon Championships Cologne 14th
14th Jun Blenheim British Elite Super Series (British Elite Super Series) ..
24th May Challenge Salou Pro 12th

2014

5th Oct Garmin Barcelona International Elite Triathlon 10th
28th Sep St Ives (Cornwall Series) 1st
14th Sep Sidlyback Triathlon (Cornwall Series) 1st
7th Sep Perranporth Extreme Surf Triathlon 2nd
1st Sep ITU World Triathlon Age Group Grand Final Edmonton 1st
27th Aug Edmonton ITU Elite Aquathlon World Championships 5th
15th Aug St Levan 10 KM 1st
3rd Aug London British Elite Super Series (British Elite Super Series) 8th
20th Jul Stithians (Cornwall Series) 1st
12th Jul St Ives Biathlon (Run 1.5 Swim 1.5mile) 3rd
9th Jul 4mile Turkey Trott 2nd
29th Jun Wadebridge (Cornwall Series) 1st
15th Jun Windsor British Elite National Championships (British Elite Super Series) 8th
8th Jun Blenheim British Elite Super Series (British Elite Super Series) 15th
31st May European Elite Aquathlon Championships Cologne 11th
18th May Bodmin Triathlon (Cornwall Series) 1st
17th May British Sprint Age Group Championships Eton (Overall Winner) 1st
27th Apr Liskeard Triathlon (Cornwall Series) 2nd

2013

19th Oct Barcelona Elite International Triathlon 8th
12th Oct Wadebridge Triathlon Cornwall Series 2nd
29th Sep Siblyback Triathlon Cornwall Series 1st
22nd Sep Newquay Triathlon Cornwall Series 1st
13th Sep World Age Group Triathlon Championships (25-29) 4th
11th Sep London Elite World Aquathlon Championships (British Team) 9th
17th Aug London British Elite Super Series (British Elite Super Series) 19th
13th Jul Liverpool British Elite Super Series (British Elite Super Series) ILL 33rd
15th Jun Windsor British Elite National Championships (British Elite Super Series) 7th
8th Jun Blenheim British Elite Super Series (British Elite Super Series) 11th
2nd Jun Helston Triathlon Cornwall Series 1st
19th May Marazion Triathlon Cornwall Series 2nd
5th May Liskeard Triathlon Cornwall Series 2nd
14th Apr Penzance Triathlon 1st

2012

27th Oct Wadebridge Triathlon 2nd
20th Oct Overall Cornwall Series Winner 1st
15th Oct World Aquathlon Age Group Championships Auckland, New Zealand 3rd
13th Oct World Age Group Championships Auckland, New Zealand 4th
22nd Sep Perranporth Surf Triathlon 1st
15th Sep Bodmin Triathlon 2nd
9th Sep Virgin Active London Elite Super Series Triathlon (British Elite Super Series) DNF
8th Sep Newquay Triathlon 1st
14th Jul Stithians Triathlon 2nd
7th Jul St Ives Biathlon 1st
30th Jun Windsor British Elite National Championships (British Elite Super Series) 11th
23rd Jun National Age Group Triathlon Championships, Shropshire 1st
16th Jun Blenheim British Elite Super Series (British Elite Super Series) 16th
2nd Jun Canary Wharf Elite Super Series Triathlon (British Elite Super Series) 24th
27th May Helston Triathlon 1st
13th May Liskeard Triathlon 3rd

2011

8th Oct Barcelona Elite International Triathlon 15th
27th Aug Canary Wharf Elite Super Series Triathlon (British Elite Super Series) 28th
20th Aug Virgin Active London Elite Super Series Triathlon (British Elite Super Series) 19th
18th Jun Blenheim British Elite Super Series (British Elite Super Series) 28th
11th Jun Windsor British Elite National Championships (British Elite Super Series) 11th
4th Jun St Ives Biathlon 1st
21st May St Mawes Triathlon 1st
14th May Marazion Standard Distance Triathlon 1st
6th Apr National Age Group Championships (Qualified 2011 World Champs, Beijing) 1st

2010

18th Sep World Aquathlon Championships Hungary 20-24yrs 2nd
11th Sep World Triathlon Championships Hungary 20-24yrs 10th
4th Sep Elite Challenger World London Triathlon (British Super Series) 37th
3rd Jul Bryn Bach Park Elite Sprint Championships DNF
19th Jun Windsor Elite Triathlon (British Super Series) 15th

News

Magazine and newspaper features, gossip and news.

Fastest AG at Ironman UK – Bolton

  

IRONMAN UK took place in Bolton this weekend, completely taking over the town. Just under 2,000 competitors swam, cycled and ran their way to the finish line in Victoria Square where the crowds waited.

The event began in Pennington Flash Lake with a 2.4mile swim. Followed by a bike route taking on the winding hills, with a slight change and reduction in the course due to the recent moor fires. Finishing with a challenging marathon around the streets of Bolton and Queen’s Park.

 

 

Neil Eddy a teacher at mounts bay academy was looking to overcome the slight disappointed of narrowly missing out on the world championship qualification in Lanzarote six weeks ago.

 

 

Neil was second out of the water, on the slightly longer than stated swim, in 52 minutes and for a little time in the lead of the race overall. He followed this up with a solid bike ride of 4 hours 22 minutes, staying in the overall top 10 contention. Neil’s strength in recent years has been his run, he described the run as brutal and challenging “I wasn’t sure my Run legs were with me and thought the four lap run was going to be a struggle on lap one but I soon found my stride, my pace dropped a little at the end and I was in a world of pain as most people are at the end”.

Neil was 1st overall Age Group athlete and featured 6th overall including the professional ranks, a truly magnificent result from a dedicated and talented athlete.

“I wasn’t 100% sure how my performance was going to go, having raced an Ironman only a few weeks ago. It may go down as my best performance to date and I am over the moon with qualifying for the Hawaiian world championship race”

Neil will now concentrate on a podium finish at the world championships in Kailua-Kona Hawaii on the 13th October.

“A big thank you to my family support at the race and local support from Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding, RGB Builders, Mounts Bay Academy, At Your Pace helston, Giant helston and all the other people that support me”

Scott Markham (teacher), Paul Baker (regional executive principal) and Charlie Jameson (parent) from Gulval Primary School took on the challenge to race Ironman Uk to raise funds for a new School minibus and Cornwall air ambulance. “This once in a lifetime journey truly encapsulates the ethos and values that we as a community have built. Hopefully it will inspire our children and show them that with resilience, tenacity and an iron will to succeed, anything is possible.”

Scott Markham – 11..

Paul Baker – 12..

Charlie Jamieson – 10.19

Their donating page – https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/scott-markham

Ironman Lanzarote – bucket list race

IRONMAN Lanzarote is one of the longest-standing races in Europe. A Unesco biosphere reserve, Lanzarote is a captivating island with 300 volcanic cones. There are tropical beaches, interesting sights, and a plethora of restaurants and hotels. The landscape is starkly beautiful, reminiscent of the black lava fields of Kona, intermixed with tropical beachside scenes. Over the past few years, marked walking trails and rural accommodation options have increased. The island’s major sights have been aesthetically developed by the late César Manrique, a Lanzarote native and artist.

On race day, the event’s two-lap swim course takes place at Playa Grande, Puerto del Carmen, the main tourist place of the island. The bike course is well known for challenging athletes with strong winds, and leads athletes around the island with over 2551 meters of climbing. Participants will enjoy amazing views and will have lots of support from volunteers along the way. Finally, the run course leads competitors along the flat sea front of Puerto del Carmen, leading up to Arrecife and back (1st-lap) and then to Matagorda and back (2nd-lap). Athletes will enjoy beautiful views of the ocean under the intense Lanzarote sun, while feeling the impressive support of thousands of spectators lining the streets.

The swim was always going to be a strength of Neil’s coming out the water in 51:06 in 9th place overall, the swim times a little slow due to the course being slightly longer than normal. Neil began the 112mile 8000ft windy bike course (in other words, tough), but soon after realised he didn’t quite have his usual strength in the legs and began to drop back in the race finishing the bike in 5:44:12. ‘It was just one of those days, I just couldn’t get going and struggled to race well’. With it all now to do on the run Neil set about his business with setting an incredible pace and the fastest person on the run course. Finishing with one of the fastest run splits in the marathon leg 2:52:43, which any runner would be proud of stand alone, let alone at the end of an Ironman race.

Competing in the toughest age group in the renowned toughest race in the world it was always going to be tough to qualify for the World Championships. In the past 5 years 9:34 would have qualified Neil for the Championships in Kona, especially with the added course registering 8-10mins slower this year with the course changes.

‘I can not be disappointed, to register good times in each of the three disciplines is tough and with a 2.52 marathon I gave it everything. A big thank you to my family for the support at the race and Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding, RGB builders, At Your Pace, Snugg and Giant Helston who all make it possible to compete at the highest level.’

Neil will now re-assess and look to the next race to attempt to qualify for this years main event.
Race SummarySwim00:51:06Bike05:44:12Run02:52:43Overall09:34:44

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