I have been actively competing in multisport for over 20 years at a highly competitive level. After seven successful years as a middle distance runner, injury soon took my sporting interest into a new direction. Triathlon! Swim, bike and run soon became my passion and with hard work and dedication I managed to gain selection for the World Championships to represent Great Britain at both duathlon and triathlon on several occasions.
Over time I managed to transform myself into a highly competitive machine exploring every avenue in order to gain competitive advantage and improve my health and race day performance. This eventually culminated in a very successful and fulfilling ironman adventure with Switzerland 2007. Five months of carefully planned training and event preparation for that one big day. I remember that superman feeling over the final three weeks of training and I don't think I have ever felt fitter and healthier and ready to go for it.
Over this period my cycling became my strength and a few years ago I was approached with a contractual offer to compete for the Virgin Active Cycling Team. During the last three years I have represented the team professionally and often sacrificed my own opportunities for team members. Cycling is a hard sport and one that takes great sacrifice but the passion and enthusiasm I have for sport in general makes it a little easier.
I understand the principals, requirements and various concepts that are required to achieve success in both endurance and non-endurance based sports. I have learnt that it’s a mixture of activities that will deliver success not sole focus on the one particular discipline be it running, cycling or golf. The human body is a skeletal and muscular superhighway that can be adapted, stressed and moulded to change and programmed to trigger at peak times. However, the often overlooked and neglected areas are the 3R’s; rest, recovery and rehydration are key to adaptation, improved performance and achievement of the desired goals!!