I have been racing triathlon for almost 6 years now but only started competing for the GB age-group team last year (2018) where I represented GB at the European Championships in Glasgow and what an event to debut at! The atmosphere was phenomenal and the support we received was fantastic. It made the round 1150mile round trip from Weymouth (where I was on holiday) to Glasgow and back 100% worth it. Since this race I have competed in the Aquathlon race at the European Championships in Ibiza which was yet again, a highly memorable experience. This year I have qualified to compete in the Aquathlon at both the European and World Championships in Transylvania and Pontevedra respectively. The event I am looking forward to the most however is the European Sprint Championships in Kazan in Russia. The logistics of getting to the event and the bureaucracy involved are both somewhat challenging but I have every confidence that all the hassle will be worthwhile to be able to race in such a beautiful city in my GB kit.
I have quiet an intense coached training plan that I follow which will prepare me to race sprint, standard and middle distance triathlons so my weeks are pretty full and I seem to spend quite a lot of time sitting on turbo staring at the cellar walls – usually at some ungodly hour in the morning! I am a teacher and a single parent to my 7 year old daughter so I do rely heavily on the support and understanding of family members and friends when it comes to fitting in my training and attending races.
My goals this year are to improve on my finishing position in the sprint race in Russia and in the Aquathlons and to also qualify for the European Championships next year for the sprint and the Olympic distance trialthlons.