James Richens


BTF Level 2

Experience and Achievements

James joined Serpentine in 2011 because of the opportunities offered through its triathlon squads. He joined the novice squad and completed his first sprint and olympic distance events. In following years he went on to do several longer distance events including the Alpe d'Huez triathlon and Ironman Frankfurt. James also completed the Haute Route Alps, a seven-day cycling race covering over 850km and 22,000m of climbing from Nice to Geneva.

Interests and Activities

James likes triathlon because of the variety of training, although his strongest discipline is cycling. He's also interested in swimming technique. In the off-season he likes cross-country running.

Involvement with Serpentine

James loves being a Serpie, so he wants to put something back into the club by coaching, marshaling and organising events.