I am a triathlete, marketeer and climber and live with my boyfriend, and fellow triathlete, Dan in Oxfordshire, England. With this website I want to both to experiment and improve my html skills, more than I get the chance to with the company website, emails and landing pages, and also keep a track of my life as I look progress as a triathlete over the coming year.
So why triathlon?
For the third year of my French and History degree I lived in the mountains in Grenoble, studying as an Erasmus student. This year was amazing fun and really fortified my have a go attitude. Once the snow melted at the end of the ski season, I bought my first road bike, spent the summer exploring the mountains in the sunshine and haven’t looked back since. On my return to Warwick, I joined the tri club, was welcomed in with open arms, finishing with year with a 10k swim a few days after my finals which raised over £1000 for the Contented Dementia Trust.
In 2014 I joined reading-based Thames Valley Triathletes, competed in my first sprint triathlons, discovered the joys of muddy cross country running and made some great friends. Last summer I completed my first Olympic triathlons, kicking off the season with the Slateman full distance triathlon in Snowdonia and finishing with a wetter-than-expected Triatlon Bled in Slovenia. Over the past year Dan has gradually been turning me into a runner, upping my training volume, encouraging me through long and fast runs. With my hard work and determination and his support and encouragement I’ve sped up significantly and I’ve really enjoyed competing in local events and my first half marathon in October.
This season we have our first half ironman races booked, interspersed with two Olympic triathlons, a handful of half marathon and some open water swimming events. Hopefully I’ll find time to get some confidence, stamina and speed built up on my gorgeous but rather neglected bike too!
|Wokingham Half Marathon||21st February||01:46:15|
|Reading Half Marathon||3rd April||01:44:59|
|Plymouth Half Marathon||17th April||01:49:11|
|Roadford Olympic Triathlon||22nd May||03:00:22|
|Small Fry Swim (1500 m)||29th May||00:26:32|
|Ironman Staffordshire 70.3||12th June||05:44:06|
|Full Moon Swim (1500 m)||1st July||00:26:04.4|
|Club Relays (Eton Dorney Triple Sprints)||14th August|
|Cotswold Classic Middle Distance Triathlon||21st August||05:37:40.2|
|Reading Olympic Triathlon||1st July|
|Oxford Half||9th October||01:44:40|
|Eynsham 10k||27th Novermber||00:45:42.7|