Danny Preece

Danny Preece is a British age group Duathlon Cross Athlete and Sprint distance Duathlete.  Mainly from a Cyclocross and MTB back ground, I also race cross country running to aide with my cyclocross over the winter months.

I decided to carry over my form and managed to qualify for the 2019 European duathlon cross championships being held in Romania.

I have been working tirelessly to improve my race craft to showcase my abilities on the international scene.

I am currently serving in the British Army training Phase 2 recruits to get them to the required standards to serve within the Army. Personal training can be challenging at times but my unit are very supportive.

Long term I am looking forward to the 2020 European sprint duathlon championships.


Describe your first bike?

A blue BMX with the colored attachments for the spokes that made noises.

How did you do in your first race?

Lets say a working progress.

What is your essential breakfast?

Granola with Fage Greek yogurt, Tiptree jam with abit of manuka honey.

 Jam sandwich on home made bread if I need the afterburners ????

Shaved or hairy legs?

Shaved legs are a must.

Feel good, race good.

Train alone or with a group?

Most of my training is often on my own fitting around my job.

When possible I love to link up with my local club Hadleigh Hares.

Energy drink, tea or coffee?

Coffee or Double Expresso , rocket fuel.

Where does your bike live?

My bike gets to live indoors in my room. Helps me to get out when its cold and wet.

Snickers or energy bar?

Cliff Bloks or Torq Gel.

Different things work for different people.

The craziest place you've slept since becoming a triathlete?

The Afghan desert floor has to be up there.

Pee on the bike, stop or hold until the race?

Nervous wee then hold. Comes in handy racing the sprint distance.

Three people to have dinner with?

My Family:

They are my rock and keep me motivated when things don’t go to plan BUT also there to celebrate the success in life…

What do you carry when you train?

Phone and some money. You never know when you fancy coffee and a cake.

Worst chafing / sunburn?

Cyprus Day one going in with Bronzing oil ☹

Queue lobster effect and not much sleep.

Favourite place to ride?

Cyprus for me is a game changer on the bike.

If flights where cheaper then it would be as popular as Mallorca.

What theme song would you play for a movie of your life and why?

Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Can’t Stop.

Pre-race rituals?

Food Prep and tyre Pressures.

Funniest person you know?

My Best mate.

We bounce off each other with laughter which helps on race days.

What are you reading?

Haven’t Currently got a book on the go,

Work, train, Repeat.

What are you going to do this month?

European Duathlon Cross championships in Romania.