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About Me

I'm a UKCC Level 2 qualified British Triathlon coach, British Cycling coach, ASA Level 2 swimming coach and a Quarq power Ambassador/Coach.

I started in triathlon in 2004 with a £90 mountain bike and a pair of Bermuda shorts. By the end of that year I'd survived a further sprint triathlon and London olympic distance triathlon. Upon reflection, I realised that if I was going to progress I needed to learn how to swim front crawl, get a road bike and learn to love hill repeats...well, two out of three isn't bad.

In 2007, in an attempt to give up cigarettes and booze, I set out on my first Iron journey (Ironman Austria) at the time I was on call 24/7 as a government contractor, I quickly learned the art of training smarter and fitting sessions around a busy working life. It can be done without early mornings and thirty-hour weekly training schedules. It can't be done on 20-a-day!

Since then, I have completed a dozen long distance triathlons (including Norseman, Embrunman and Lanzarote), represented Great Britain at the 2009 Olympic distance World Championships (35-39) in Australia and the 2010 long distance European Championships in Spain.

In 2011, I did my first stand-alone marathon (2h 59m), completed a quintuple Ironman (five Ironmans in five days), ran the Lakeland 50 (46th overall) and Rock 'n' River 50 (6th overall, 1st AG) ultras and represented Great Britain at the long distance World Championships in Henderson, Nevada (AG 23rd).

In 2012 the goal was simple, qualify for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. After training 30+ hours per week for seven months the weather destroyed any chance I had of qualifying. Later that year I finished Vineman 70.3 (12th AG) qualifying for the US National Championships.

I'm currently planning 2013.

 

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