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

In a successful last few years, I have been progressing towards becoming competitive at an elite level in Great Britain & abroad, having the honour of representing Great Britain at elite (Aquathlon) and age group level at the World Triathlon Championships. I have forged a great relationship with sponsors since 2010, when local bike shop Giant Helston, kindly offered to support me. This great impressive real money online pokies partnership is still continuing, supplying me with professional level bikes and maintenance, helping me to focus upon progressing myself and providing a role model to younger and aspiring athletes in Cornwall. Recent highlights include being selected to represent Great Britain at elite level at the World Aquathlon Championships held in Hyde Park in 2013 and Edmonton 2014, achieving 5th place in my elite race. In previous years I have been three time national age group champion, three times Cornwall Series Champion, and represented Great Britain at 4 World championships at age group level recording 3 top 10 finishes and winning the world championships in 2014.

Last season I built upon the above, the 70.3 World AG Championship in Australia was the aim and 4th place was a reasonable finish having led for 90% of the race. A big shout out to my sponsors Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding, At Your Pace, Powerbar, Saucony UK and Giant Heltson.

On returning to the UK I entered Ironman Barcelona with 3 weeks and little prep time to go, and boy did it go well finishing in 8hours46mins winning the AG ranks and qualifying for Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.

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 presence such as facebook and twitter, giving any potential sponsors a great base to feature and promote your business and brand. I would like to develop a successful, mutual relationship with any potential sponsors and help grow your business in any manner I can.

Goals & Ambitions

This year my main aim is the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Financial support will allow me to enter, travel and race in top level competitions in order to test myself and gain valuable experience towards Kona. First step will be London Marathon, a couple of half Ironman’s all on the road to Kona. My goal will definitely be looking to build on my in experience at Ironman, but definitely looking at getting on the Hawaii Podium.

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!

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
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.

EDDY’S DELIGHT AT HAWAII WORLD  IRONMAN DEBUT

Penzance’s Neil Eddy experienced what he described as “the toughest day of my triathlon career” when he took part in the 41st Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii recently.

Having been a feature of the British Age-Group triathlon scene for many years over the shorter distances, Neil was making his debut at the Ironman World Championship.

And despite having only one previous Ironman event to his name – a brilliant debut at the Ironman Barcelona 12 months earlier, Neil had high hopes of adding a coveted Umeke trophy to his substantial collection of awards.

The day delivered the right conditions for record-breaking performances, and men’s champion Patrick Lange used these to his advantage. The German swam a 48:45, biked a 4:28:53, and ran a 2:39:59 for an incredible 8:01:40 finish time, breaking Craig Alexander’s 2011 record of 8:03:56 in the process.

Neil meanwhile started the  event strongly enough, with a good performance in the swim before embarking on the gruelling 112-mile bike section with head winds hitting 30mph.

He said: “I rode strongly and put myself in contention, which was the aim.  The run was to be the start of my race, it was meant to be my strength and where I would chase people down.”

However, what followed was to prove the ultimate test of Neil’s resolve, as the 26-mile run took its toll in the energy-sapping heat.

He explained: “I started the run fine, a little heavy legged but as expected I got up to second place and chasing first, but I soon realised that having earlier missed an energy drink at the last two bike stops –  there wasn’t another aid station for the last 15miles of bike – that it would inevitably catch up with me.

“It was to cost me dearly and at the start of the fifth mile of the run, I was on a different planet.

“I needed fluids and energy and I could have slept on the road side. I was so tired and I knew it was going to be the battle of my life to get through those next 21 miles and get to that finish line.”

Determined to avoid a DNF   (did not finish) to his name, Neil dug deep and along with two-times champion Jan Frodano, who had limped through the run with a hamstring injury, walked to every aid station and eventually reached the finish line to complete what is considered the most iconic one-day endurance event in the world.

Delighted to finish 19th in his Age Group with an impressive time of nine hours and 27 minutes, Neil said afterwards: “Kona was something else, it’s the Mecca of the sport. There are 5,000 volunteers here and they really make the race special, whether walking through transition or handing you drinks and sponges on course, it is a slick and well organised event.”

He added: “It was an incredible experience and as tough as it was, I’m determined to going back for that top spot, I know I have it within my reach.”

Neil expressed his grateful thanks to his sponsors, Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding and RGB Builders, coaches Joel Jameson, Ronnie James and Mike Murphy, At your Pace and Giant Helston for their support and also to Mounts Bay Academy, where he works as a PE teacher in his role as one of the county’s four School Games organisers.

·         Find more details of  the event at http://eu.ironman.com and a full pre-race interview with Neil at www.tri247.com/triathlon-features/interviews/neil-eddy-pre-kona-interview-2017

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