Growing up in England I ran and competed alongside world class athletes, but due to college, work and travel, I took a break from competition. I eventually settled in the USA. After running a local 5k in 2006, I decided to get back into training and see what I could do. I was introduced to multisport in 2007 by a friend, so I borrowed a bike and gave my first triathlon a go. I nearly drowned on the swim so this was my biggest challenge. I competed in few duathlons on borrowed bikes while learning to swim. With my running background and by quickly adapting to the bike, I was competitive in duathlons in the early stages. This success qualified me as a pro duathlete but my big goal was to turn pro triathlete.
In 2009, I got myself a bike and started training for triathlons. Gaining the correct swim form was a slow learning curve, but the challenge only increased my determination and forced me to gain a detailed knowledge of the skills needed for this sport. The hard work paid off, and after winning a few shorter distance triathlons, I won the Beach2Battleship Ironman distance triathlon in 2011 and in 2012 became a pro triathlete.
As well as being a competitive athlete, I get great satisfaction from training and coaching others to achieve their goals. The racing knowlege I've picked up since starting on the track team 20 years ago, combined with the experience I've gained over the past 5 years as a trainer have given me the ability to get the very best out of everyone, from beginners to elites. I offer a free consultation, and I love to chat and give advice, whether you're a client of mine or not. Contact me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or 251-643-2429.