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 a semi employed chef, 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.
Triathlon has been good to me in the few years I’ve been competing with a trip to the Las Vegas 70.3 World Championships in 2012 and racing for the highly competitive GB Age Group team for the Olympic Distance race in Hyde Park last year. I didn’t have the greatest of races there though coming as it did after my “A” race last year the Midnight Man Iron Distance Race which I managed to win with a 9:36.
Following that result at the Midnight Man I’m training for more IM races this year and hopefully qualifying for the Kona World Championships.
This year my main goals are The Outlaw again and Ironman Mallorca and I’m publishing all my training files for the year here for anyone to follow if they want to.