Hello there. I took up triathlon in 2013 having decided that playing team sports in London was too time consuming and difficult. Having always run a bit, I was fairly confident with this aspect but swimming and cycling have taken longer to come on.
I first qualified to represent Great Britain at the 2014 World Championships in Edmonton, but had to pull out due to injury after being hit by a car whilst cycling in France. This required surgery on my shoulder and took a while to heal.
2016 saw the Europeans in Lisbon along with a first Ironman.
2017 has so far seen me hire a coach and be flogged half to death on a daily basis. However, it paid off in spades with a second place in the Edinburgh New Year’s Day triathlon, victory in the St Neot’s triathlon, my first Elite race and the World Championships in Rotterdam, amongst a few other things here and there.
2018 – who knows? So far I’ve become a father so this year may be a little different. The goals are Edinburgh Marathon, and Edinburgh half-ironman, but mainly to stay fit rather than to compete!
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