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.