THIS IS ME
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.
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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!
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.