ASCA Level 1
BTF Level 2
Experience and Achievements
As a child my first race was 600m around the track at the age of 6. This is where I got hooked on track running, which then expanded to cross country and later on to road running, up to half marathon distance. Swimming has always been a side-line interest and as a teenager I competed in biathlon, which planted the seed to do triathlon.
My first sprint open water triathlon was around 2001 on a borrowed mountain bike, but it took a few years for me to fully get into the sport. I borrowed bikes for another couple of races then started racing (on my own bike) in 2006, and continued racing in sprint and olympic distance triathlons.
I have represented GB at 3 ITU world championships (2011 to 2013), finishing top 10 in my age group as well as a couple of aquathlon medals.
Interests and Activities
It has always been a hobby of mine to teach people how to tumble-turn, and give them a few stroke tips if I could spot anything that could improve… At some point it is great to be able to pass on what one has learned to other people, and I’m now at a stage where I’d like to develop the skill of teaching others.
Outside of triathlon, my big love is hiking in nature, usually combined with some form of travelling. Overlaying all of this I try to live a natural and balanced life as much as possible.
Involvement with Serpentine
I became a member of Serpentine when I moved to London early in 2005. In this time I’ve competed in various running relays - Green Belt, Welsh Castles, SEAA Road Relays, as well as various track, cross country and road running events. On the triathlon side I have competed in aquathlons, duathlons and triathlons (up to olympic distance), as well as the Club Relays in Nottingham.