Having played rugby in my younger days I spent 15 years becoming overweight and smoking before realizing it was time to change. I stopped smoking in 2004 and started to run in 2007 and finished my first proper race, the 10 mile Great South Run in just over 68 minutes.
A couple of years of running and I was beginning to get bored with ‘just’ running and found triathlon.
I spend my first 10 working years as a psychiatric nurse before deciding it wasn’t the career I wanted to finish in so left and spent the next 10 years as a chef.
Currently unemployed, largely down to choice and an understanding wife I am hoping to extend my interest in training and nutrition and maybe turn that into my next career.
Having raced a couple of Iron Distance races I have recently enjoyed racing at middle distance, qualifying in 2012 for the Las Vegas 70.3 World Championship. It is my hope that training to get faster at the shorter distances will help me towards my goal of returning to Iron Distance in the coming years and eventually qualifying for the World Championships in Kona.