I did my first tri in 2002, Cockermouth Sprint Tri, at the age of 46. I finished, just, but got a real buzz for racing. I was persuaded to come and join in the swim sessions. It didn't take long and I was hooked. I have completed an Ironman and represented GB at European and World championships over a dozen times.
I have mainly raced Standard Distance, but also the occasional middle distance and more recently aqua bike.
I am a Level 3 tri coach and Level 2 cycling coach. I coach at the Club and also individuals, including some work with visually impaired athletes.
I feel very proud when I see athletes from our Club doing their first race, doing any race, getting on the podium or guiding visually impaired athletes.
My aim for the Club is simple, for members have as much fun and participation as possible in all the combinations of swim, bike and run.
Complete, occasionally compete.
- BTF Level 3 coach
- First aid
- British Cycling Level two road and time trial coach
- Cycle leader
- Personal Trainer