My triathlon journey started as a teenager when my PE teacher asked me to go along to a new local club. She was a passionate GB age grouper and, as I liked her, felt like I should at least give it a go. I lasted about 18 months before I decided I wasn’t good enough (having never even raced) and my swimmers ear got the better of me. I was fairly confident that I would never do triathlon again and dedicated myself to my love of hockey instead.
8 years later, I found myself starting a career as a pharmacist in Oxford and at a cross roads. I wasn’t really elegant enough for and I wasn’t really enjoying hockey anymore. An Ironman colleague introduced me to Dan who had just done Ironman Barcelona and had qualified for Kona. After 6 months of dutifully revising for my pre-registration exams, I bought myself a road bike and re-started triathlon by competing in the Cotswold middle distance triathlon.
In 2019, my first proper year of competing, I became the ITU long distance world champion and qualified for Kona out of Ironman Wales. In 2021 whilst part of the Zwift 2021 Tri Academy, I came second at the IMWC in St George Utah and hope to go one better in Kona later this year