ITU Long Course World Champion 2019 | 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!
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.
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!
This is the first episode of many featuring super talented local triathlete Neil Eddy. As a channel we really want to highlight some of the great athletic talent we have down in Cornwall and thought this would be the perfect place to start. Neil has been a world champion in Olympic distance triathlon and is the current ITU Long Course World Champion. On top of this he is a super down to earth, hard working, dedicated athlete and everyone in Cornwall is very proud of him!
Hope you enjoy the interview! Sorry about the background noise but we wanted to run on Neil’s home turf where he’s put in many hours of hard training.
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Flaming Energy by Nicolai Heidlas
NEIL EDDY crowned the 2019 ITU Long Distance AG CHAMP
Penzance triathlon star Neil Eddy is feeling on top of the world after he wasAge Group World Champion in Spain.
The 33-year-old fought of competition against more than 750 of the world’s best in his age group in Pontevedra to cross the line in first place.
The Mounts Bay Academy teacher went into the Championships unsure of whether or not he could compete after suffering a calf injury three weeks before the race.
But a course of antibiotics for abdominal pains two weeks prior, which lasted right up to race day, was enough to see Eddy start.
And against all odds, Eddy’s months of training paid off as he crossed the finishing line in first place in his age group.
He said: “I couldn’t quite believe it, with the lead into the race I was trying to keep my expectations down. I always have my eye on what it will take to win and knew before the setbacks I was in tremendous form. The toughest part was the run, a discipline I am usually confident with, but not running for three weeks beforehand my legs were tiring up with 20km to go and I had to dig super deep to push to the finish line”
“I really could not of achieved this without the support of everyone in my life , it may be an individual sport but there is a team on the sidelines including family and friends.”
On race day the river swim was shortened to 1.7km due to the water temperature. Eddy was the first man to exit the water, move through transition and head out onto the bike. He managed to extend his lead on the tough 108km route.
With long climbs and 5,000ft of elevation, Eddy managed to create even more distance, knowing other athletes were moving through the field trying to chase.
Eddy took charge on the 30km run pushing the pace across the trails and up through the town where the big crowds were cheering.
Eddy enjoyed the atmosphere and said: “The city really embraced the race.”
Finally Eddy made his way to the blue carpet, across the finishing tape, to be crowned the 2019 ITU Long Distance Age Group World Champion.
Not only that, but he was the fastest overall amateur of the day. In his GB colours, Eddy finished in a time of 5hrs 42mins 10 secs, winning emphatically with a comfortable margin.