Hometown: Cringleford, Norwich, UK
Weight: 167 lbs
Discipline: Pro Ironman Triathlete
1st 2015 Rubicon Triathlon
1st 2014 Challenge Weymouth
1st 2014 Bala Middle DIstance Triathlon
1st 2014 Rubicon Middle Distance Triathlon
1st 2013 Vachery Triathlon
1st 2011 British Middle Distance Championships
1st 2011 Fritton Viking Middle DIstance Triathlon
2nd 2015 Ironman Texas
2nd 2014 Ironman UK
3rd 2015 Ironman UK
3rd 2015 ITU Long Distance World Championships
4th 2013 Challenge Aarhus
6th 2014 Ironman Barcelona
13th 2015 Ironman World Championships
Going out cycling with my mates on a Sunday ride, putting digs in to put each other into the hurt locker, then a decent cafe stop! Can you get a better hobby?
I started when I was 13. I was swimming and running, then my dad brought me a bike for Christmas.
Certainly not the swim!
Any race where I'm standing on top of the podium!
Placing 2nd at ironman Texas with the 3rd fastest bike split in Ironman history, at the time. It was a big breakthrough performance!
My first race will be Challenge Wanaka in February. I'll be doing a double header at the start of the year in New Zealand with Wanaka on February 20th and ironman New Zealand on March 6th. Then after New Zealand my goal will be Challenge Roth where I want to go sub 8 hours and break the British record. After this it will be ironman Hawaii in October where I really want to do a big performance.
I thought they were really stiff and didn't flex like previous wheels which I've used in the past. They just felt smooth and fast!
Equipment selection is bloody massive. It's all marginal gains. You can gain a few watts in loads of different areas through equipment, which can turn into big differences when added together. A stiffer wheel set can make a big difference as there's loads of people I know who have wheels that rub against the break blocks when climbing a hill or accelerating, which is wasted watts.
To win the Ironman World Championships. It's the pinnacle of the sport. Aim for the stars and if you fail you will land on the clouds!