Ca­reer high­lights

Triathlon Plus - - Up To Speed -

I moved to York­shire at the start of 2013 and since mov­ing I’ve man­aged to go part-time with my work and give my­self more time to have a proper bash at tri be­fore I’m too old and crumbly.

I’d al­ready been us­ing Torq prod­ucts and ome­body who used to ride for their moun­tain bike team told me they had a triathlon team and said, ‘Why don’t you have a look?’ They in­vited me to ap­ply for the team.

At the end of last year I said I wanted to have a go at Iron­man. I don’t want to leave it and then find I re­ally like it but I’ve gone past be­ing at my com­pet­i­tive best. I’ve been to Lan­zarote a few times on camps, which is why I chose it. I was 10th pro there. I don’t con­sider my­self a pro in that I don’t make a liv­ing out of it, but you want to race the best peo­ple you can.

I’m rac­ing Iron­man Barcelona [on 5 Oc­to­ber]. I have a vague no­tion about try­ing to qual­ify for Kona next year. Peo­ple have said to me, why don’t you do it as an age-grouper? You’d only have to do one race. But Kona is the big­gest as­sem­blage of the world’s best and if you could toe the start line in that pro field that would re­ally be quite some­thing.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.