Jayne and Bibi Rogers are a mother-daughter running duo. They talk to Sundried about training and racing.
Have you always been into sport?
We were both late bloomers, each getting separately into fitness as adults then discovering how much fun we could have if we swim, run and/or bike together!
What made you decide to enter the world of triathlon?
We had a year of running PBs, beating our targets for 5k, 10k, half and full marathons. After that, we decided to look for a new challenge and triathlon certainly gave us that.
What’s been your favourite race to date and why?
We're runners at heart and Loch Ness Marathon is our stand-out favourite race of all time. From pipers leading you to the start to searching for the monster as you get delirious around mile 20, it's beautiful.
And your proudest achievement?
Crossing the finish line together with a PB at Yorkshire Marathon a few years ago was pretty special.
Have you ever had any racing disasters/your toughest race yet?
Bibi had a horrendous time when she ran London Marathon in 2017. She discovered she was pregnant with baby Stanley a few days later so at least there was a good reason why it was so tough!
How do you overcome setbacks?
We both do yoga and meditate so we try to have a little 'om', accept it ,and move on. It doesn't always work but it's worth trying!
What is the best bit of advice you wish someone had told you before you started competing?
Enjoy every minute. When you're ill or injured and unable to train, you'll think you were an idiot for complaining when you could!
What are your goals for 2019?
In the past year, between us we've had a baby, gone back to work after maternity leave, bought a new place, relocated and changed jobs. This year, we're giving ourselves a break and training for the fun of it. We'll do plenty of races but we're not setting goals. Any PBs will be purely incidental!
Who do you take your inspiration from?
Like everyone, we're impressed by elite athletes but we're really inspired by everyday athletes who push themselves to do things they never thought they'd be able to do. Anyone who gets off the couch and onto their bike, into the pool or pulls on their trainers for a run impresses us.
What do you like about Sundried and what’s your favourite bit of our kit?
Sundried embodies everything we believe in: fitness for all, great kit, ethically sourced, treating workers fairly. What's not to love? Our favourite bit of kit is the Sundried women's performance trisuit. It looks and feels fantastic. We feel like superwoman when we wear them.