• How To Fuel An Ironman Triathlon – Expert Advice From Triathletes

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    You can do all the swim, bike, and run training in the world, but a poor fuelling plan could land you with a dreaded DNF. Read our advice from athletes who have been there, done it, and made the mistakes so you don't have to.

    Helena Kvepa – Experienced Ironman Triathlete

    I consume 300kcal an hour on the bike and bit less on the run. It's something I do in training as well to get used to it. I eat every 20 minutes on the bike; a mix of gels and bars, and every 5km on the run, gels only. But it's very individual and something to practise on longer workouts.

    It's important to hydrate leading up to the race and eat what you are used to. I hear way too many stories of people who stuff themselves with pizza and pasta to carb load and then suffer gastric problems during the race. I just eat as normal, just bigger portions and restrict the fibrous foods.

    On race day, I'll have my usual breakfast of porridge with banana and honey and a black coffee. I'll sip 750ml of electrolyte drink while getting ready and have a gel just before the start, but not a caffeinated one as, together with the race nerves, it does terrible things to my blood pressure. I leave a gel and caffeine shot in my bike shoe or helmet to remind myself to take them straight away. I leave bike nutrition in the transition bag so I quickly stuff it in my tri suit.

    I carry two bottles of water on my bike. One for the drinks that I replace at every water station and one backup. I always replenish my bottle at each feed station as it's better to have more than you need than to run out before the next station. Also, I carry a few caffeine gels, as in later stages you might need an extra boost. I make my watch beep at me every 20 minutes to remind me to eat. It's better to consume more on the bike than get to the run with an empty tank.

    I have another gel and caffeine shot in my running shoe for the run. I have a race belt with a little pocket where I stuff my gels. I take one every 5km and try to time it around the water stations. I sip water and maybe Redbull later in the run. I don't carry water on the run as I make sure I hydrate on the bike so I don't need as much on the run. I can't stomach solids on the run, but other people I know would have a banana or something. If there is a special needs bag, I leave extra emergency gels and caffeine shots in there along with dry socks.

    When racing in hot weather, I use salt stick tables. I carry them in the plastic egg found inside Kinder egg. I never skip food; it's better to have more and don't need it, than hit a wall, as it's almost impossible to recover from that. You will never consume as many calories in a long distance triathlon as you will burn.

    After the race, I try to eat well and plenty of fruit and vegetables. After a long race, your immune system is depleted, so it's easier to become ill. Get some food in even if you don't feel like it and drink a lot of water.

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    Vikki Roberts-Caiger – Triathlete & Coach

    Start fuelling before you feel you need to! It's almost impossible to recover if you get to the red line in terms of energy. I made the mistake of not taking on enough in T1 on my first middle distance event and so now I'm religious about having an energy bar in T1 and plenty early on during the bike.

    Find out what's available on the course and see if it suits you, and if not, be prepared to carry everything you need. I've got a big bento box for the bike on the top bar, two bottles on the frame and use a race vest for the run unless there are lots of aid stations (one every mile at Lakesman for example).

    Practise fuelling on your long training sessions. I found that I needed two squares of flapjack/energy balls/quarter sandwich and a Percy Pig every 5 miles on the bike. I also have a swig of electrolytes every 5 miles.

    I favour food over gels (although I use them for a boost) and find it's important to have a mix of textures and flavours (I go sweet and savoury). I remember one ride where I only had fig rolls and I physically couldn't swallow them in the last third of the ride!

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    Steve Vaughan – Team GB Age Group Triathlete

    Pre-race, you need to carb-load effectively. There are lots of different techniques and it's not just about eating tons of pasta the day before the race. I use the 6 day method, which means gradually building up carb intake in the week before the race.

    On race day, I get up early and eat several hundred calories; I swear by rice pudding. Then I'll drink plenty of water and eat a banana before the start of the swim. After the swim, I try to use the little and often principle. I usually have half an energy bar in my transition bag that I try to eat on my way to mounting the bike (I used to force a gel down as well!) then graze constantly throughout the bike leg.

    I break bars up into my box, perhaps put my favourite brand into my pockets if I don’t like the race brand, and then supplement with bananas. I have 2 bottles of carbohydrate drink on the bike to start with and then just take water from the aid stations. If there is an ‘aid bag’ opportunity, I have something savoury and another carbohydrate drink.

    I often put something savoury in my T2 bag for the run; I like pretzels, but races now often have a savoury option on the run too. I put 2-3 packets of Clif blocs in my pockets and am disciplined about eating 1 of these with water at each stop (so one about every mile and a bit). If I’m hungry, I eat whatever is on the table!

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    Ben Greene – World Level Triathlete

    It's important to remember that heat, humidity, and race pace all have an impact on digestion. I raced Ironman Cairns in North Australia earlier this year and to prepare over the winter, I completed a number of indoor brick sessions with the thermostat set to 30 degrees Celsius.

    I quickly switched from solid fuel (my usual preference) to a more liquid-based approach as I struggled to digest the solid fuel at a higher heart rate (caused by the increase in temperate and race pace).

    My top tip: practise your race nutrition in race conditions (i.e. climate and course specific) and at race pace. I've found that fuel which sits well in Zone 1 or 2 during a training ride might not sit so well at Zone 3 on race day.

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    Marc Went – Experienced Ironman Triathlete

    Hydration and nutrition are always a hot topic of conversation and one which we all need to find out what works for us. For me, I found that I can take in gels fine at shorter distances, but for middle distance triathlon upwards, gels became a big gut issue on the run, so of late I've trained and raced with Tailwind. To date, it's been perfect for anything from ultra marathons to full distance Ironman, but I do add some solids on the bike.

    The biggest thing I'd say is set out on finding out what works for you months in advance and train/test with it as there is a strong likelihood you'll tweak it along the way. Think how you will manage the volumes needed on the day, albeit using on-course sponsor brands or taking your own and if you'll need to add some additional hydration storage or bento boxes.

    With Tailwind, I tend to pre-mix my Xlab Torpedo and carry the rest as a concentrate in a 750ml bottle and mix with water from course aid stations into the Xlab during the race.

    Also, think about other factors which may influence your race day nutrition/hydration needs. I'm an above-average sweater, so I found without taking on some additional salts, my legs tended to cramp up later in the race. Since looking at salt loss more closely and introducing salt tablets on the bike and run, this tendency to cramp has gone completely.

    Hydrate sufficiently in the week running up to the race and before the swim. Eat and drink little and often; I use my Garmin alarm notification to bleep every few minutes as a reminder.

    On the final 10k of the run, take whatever you can and keep smiling!

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    David Rother – Professional Triathlete

    I usually go for a no-carb Monday and Tuesday and start filling up with carbs slowly from Wednesday to Saturday lunchtime. Saturday evening is just a light normal meal. I also reduce my coffee intake during race week to zero to have maximum effect on race morning, when I drink up to 4 double espresso.

    On race morning, I'll have some water-overnight oats with a half-ripe banana about 3 hours before the race start. Then I switch to Maurten gels and drink mix and I have one gel before the swim.

    On the bike and on the run, I have a set nutrition plan personalised for me and try to execute it as well as I can. Normally, during the run, it's just taking gels and every cup of water, coke or gel that I can grab from the aid stations. Oh, and of course, half a litre of beetroot juice every day during race week!

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  • Tom White Athlete Ambassador

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    Tom is a triathlete who is only just finding his stride and has big hopes for the future. He talks to Sundried about training and racing.

    Have you always been into sport?

    Sport has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, from wanting to participate and compete in every sport possible at school to pursuing my swimming and competing at national level.

    How did you first get into triathlon?

    The world of triathlon had long been on my bucket list and with my swimming background I felt the challenge of three disciplines was achievable. London Triathlon 2019 will stand out in my mind for a long time as the finish line was only just the start line for me and triathlon.

    What is your proudest achievement?

    I’m most proud of completing the London Classics series at the Swim Serpentine 2019. London Marathon 2017 I was hit with injury leading up to the race, I was so determined to run every stride for all those people who had supported me and I wanted to be able to say “I ran the London Marathon”.

    How do you overcome setbacks?

    Overcoming setbacks in sport is part of the journey; I will book in with my physio and set short term goals to keep myself focused and on track towards my long-term goals.

    What advice do you wish you'd been given before you started competing?

    The advice I wish I had been given before I started competing would be how to get a wetsuit off quickly!

    What are your goals for 2020?

    My goals for 2020 are to run my first sub 40-minute 10k and qualify to represent Team GB for my age group in triathlon.

    Who do you take inspiration from?

    My main source of inspiration comes from those close to me who see my potential and believe in me the most. I’m a big fan of all athletes and take inspiration from their achievements.

    What do you like about Sundried and what's your favourite bit of our kit?

    I really like that Sundried was founded by a father looking to inspire his children for the future and that Sundried support the environment by making products from recycled plastic bottles. My favourite bit of kit so far are my arm warmers that keep me warm while I run and allow my body to breath by just wearing a t-shirt.

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  • Planning Your Next Race Season: Expert Advice From A Triathlon Coach

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    Off-season is the time of year after your last race when you disconnect from the triathlon bubble that we tend to live in for so many months of the year. It is a time to recharge physically but importantly, mentally too. Whilst not training, you can start work on your coming season.

    The more rested and relaxed you are, the more excited you start getting about the coming season. This is probably the best time to start planning for your next goals and what your next season will look like. I usually tell my athletes that rather than using their energy doing training, they should use that energy reflecting on the previous season, being objective, and drawing a sketch of their coming season.

    However, how you do this is totally up to you. There is a lot of information out there about how to plan a season and there are thousands of training plans for different goals and distances. Here we will give you some guidelines and key points to consider when planning your next races and your season.

    Structuring Your Season

    There are many different ways to structure your coming season, but a good general starting point is with an Annual Training Plan (ATP) or Macro Plan. On this ATP, you will draw the big picture of what your season will look like; races, family and social events, holidays, and work commitments that may affect your training.

    You should have three main training phases: general, specific, and competition. The general phase is mostly about building a base; you need to get your body ready to cope with training and building fitness components such as strength and endurance.

    During the specific phase you want to look at the specific requirements of your event. From distances to disciplines to aspects that will have a real impact on race day. These could be power, hills, brick sessions, or open water swims.

    The last is the competition phase, when you should be looking at peaking and tapering. Here, you will decrease the volume and intensity of your training. This is a critical part of the season as timing it right can mean success but time it wrong and you may get to the big race too tired or too rested.

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    Choosing Your Races

    With the above in mind, it’s time to consider how to choose your races. When it comes to a new season, we tend to get carried away looking at races so let's stop for a second. Have you considered some of these points?.

    • How many races do you want to do?
    • What distances will you be doing?
    • How will you manage work, family and social time with training for these races?
    • When and where are the races?
    • Will you follow any periodization?

    During a season, we see professionals racing a lot and performing at their peak week after week. As much as this would be a dream for most of us, they train specifically for busy racing seasons with a dedicated coach and have all the support of a team behind them on a daily basis. As amateurs, we don’t have a lot of these luxuries and that is the main reason why we need to plan carefully.

    Below are some tips for choosing your races.

    Reflection

    Any athlete should reflect on the following: how many races did you complete last year? Which distances did you do? How many hours did you train per week on average? Was this manageable? If so, can you increase this? The answers to these questions will provide you with an opportunity to be objective and think more carefully about realistic goals.

    Goals

    Next, consider 2-3 big goals that you may have for the coming season. These may be to complete a longer distance, improve your time in a previous event or distance, or race at a new exciting location. You may notice that all of these goals start with a verb. This is on purpose as I believe the first goal for any athlete should be qualitative. I would always suggest to set challenging goals that seem quite scary, but for which you can draw a plan to achieve them with hard work and dedication.

    Find events that match

    With those goals in mind, it is time to start looking at possible events that match the above conditions. Selecting 2-3 main goals will allow you to break down the season into “mini-seasons” or cycles in the macro plan. These will be your A races and will define the rest of your year. Once these events have been decided, the cycles within the season focus on getting to perform at these A races.

    Timing

    Considering the distance of your A races, you will need to be careful with the timing within the season. This is especially true for long distance events as those doing 2 or 3 Ironman triathlons during a season need extra care to avoid injuries and over training. As a rule of thumb, I recommend any athlete to think about races that will allow them to have a few days or weeks afterwards to recharge mentally and physically to then start a new mini season. This is quite a personal decision and you’ll probably know what works best for you with experience.

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    B Races (Control Races)

    So you’ve taken your time to think about your general objectives for the season, your A races and other qualitative goals, and you have considered how to distribute them throughout the season. Now it’s time to tell you a not-so-secret secret. In order to compete and perform well, you must compete beforehand and this applies to any discipline and distance.

    Although not a must, I always encourage athletes to plan for some events before their main goals. These will be secondary races (B races) or control races. Why? Because they are the perfect test before the A-race to make as many mistakes as needed trying your strategy, kit, nutrition and any other variable that may play an important role in the A race.

    Fitness for these races may not be at its peak, but that's not the goal and it’s important to step on the start line being aware that you're not here to compete or win. Instead, it’s an opportunity to measure where you are in your journey and to identify weak areas that need improvement.

    These races will normally be close to your A race; I recommend 6 to 8 weeks before given that at this point you should be working specifically for your event already and be well prepared.

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    C Races

    There will be a third type of race that you can consider and that can play a big role in your season: C races. These may be a 5k or 10k race that substitute the longer run on a weekend, or it may be a triathlon or duathlon where you want to have some fun with friends and is treated as a quality session for a given week. It is very important to remember that triathlon is a lonely sport when you train on your own and these C races add a lot to the sense of community and enjoyment away from taking things too serious.

    These races may be at the end of smaller blocks of training that we normally call mesocycles. These mesocycles tend to be blocks of 3 or 4 weeks in which you will work in specific areas and fitness components and can also be used to track improvements in specific areas you may want to focus during the season.

    About the author: Pablo Marcos is a British Triathlon and Ironman Certified Coach with experience coaching from beginners to elite athletes in all disciplines and distances.

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  • Chris Wood Athlete Ambassador

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    Chris has been racing and competing in triathlon at a high level for many years. He talks to Sundried about his triathlon journey.

    Have you always been into sport?

    Yes, pretty much. I rode a bike from as soon as I could and played every sport available both in and out of school; rugby, football, tennis, squash, cricket, skiing, cross country, athletics. I always liked being outdoors. Also, being in the Scouts and doing The Duke of Edinburgh Award were fantastic for adventure and working as a team.

    What made you decide to enter the world of triathlon?

    I first dabbled with triathlon around 2003 whilst living in London; I swam in an oversized windsurfing wetsuit, rode a mountain bike with road tyres, and wore running shoes with too many miles in them. It took until 2008 and a chance meeting with a 17-time Ironman who'd just got back from Race Across America, that I got properly introduced to the sport, and got the bug from there.

    I entered my first full Ironman (Switzerland 2009) without knowing entirely what it entailed and have since completed 5 more. I qualified to race my first European Championships in 2011 and have qualified for the Team GB Age Group team 10 times since.

    I have raced on Team MaccaX, now MX Endurance, founded by Chris McCormack, since 2013, so have been fortunate enough to meet and learn from a host of professional athletes and coaches and generally a great team. I think the multi-sport element has always appealed both in a fun and challenging way, and balancing the blend of them all

    What’s been your favourite race to date and why?

    A few race highlights include Challenge Roth in 2014, despite melting in the heat, for the total experience. It's an amazing event, venue, course, crowd and the history.

    The Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Zell am See in 2015 as the first outside of the U.S and the Ironman 70.3 World Championships Nice in 2019. World Championships are always special; having the best in the world there on the same course is amazing to see and be a part of.

    I'd also say the inaugural Super League Jersey for an out-and-out weekend of a lifetime, both racing and socialising with the professionals. Such fun but tough race formats and great for spectators.

    So all for different reasons, experiences and outcomes, but that in many ways is how triathlon racing is.

    And your proudest achievement?

    Qualifying to race my first European Championship in 2011 and represent Team GB.

    My first podium at the Outlaw half in 2014 which started a season of podiums and success at Bala, Challenge Vichy, European Middle Distance Champs, Roth, Gold at the Club Relays and an overall race win.

    But completing those savagely hot events where you're on the absolute limit, such as Challenge Roth and Ironman Zell am See, are as equally rewarding.

    Have you ever had any racing disasters/your toughest race yet?

    I've twice crashed at the same sprint triathlon that I've also won twice. Once was my fault, taking a bend too quickly and ending up face first into a brook resulting in a painful DNF. The second not my fault but resulting in a horrible case of road rash.

    Challenge Roth 2014 became a matter of survival from the scorching heat. An enforced 40-minute lie in a hedge to cool down and re-hydrate was the big learning curve in terms of long distance racing in the heat and managing nutrition.

    Also, racing the World Duathlon Champs in Nancy with an Achilles injury. It was horrible on the run and the cobbles in particular, but it was a case of getting it done. Those types of situations teach you a lot more about yourself, your mindset and willpower than when things are all going smoothly.

    How do you overcome setbacks?

    Don't be afraid to take a step back and assess things honestly. It's easy to be disappointed with a result or outcome but it's more important to identify why and how to remedy it. Be prepared to look at other solutions or ask advice.

    What advice do you wish you'd been given before you started competing?

    Fortunately, I was well advised but essentially that you don't need loads of kit to get started. Seek out a local club where they will offer plenty of advice. Commit the time and effort to train well and hard, don't rely on a lot of new kit and gadgets. Just give it a go, enjoy the short distances to get started, and have fun.

    What are your goals for 2019 and 2020?

    2019 became a focus on the 70.3 World Champs in Nice. Whilst successful, a broken bike in the week leading up to the event hampered the outcome but I still had a great time. 2020 will hopefully involve a European Middle Distance Champs and Alpe d'Huez LC alongside racing plenty of new and local events. I might also have a stab at the 70.3 Worlds again.

    Who do you take your inspiration from?

    Triathlon related, Chris McCormack, as his results and longevity speak for themselves, but always brought some character and spice to the proceedings. And since retiring, putting it back into Triathlon. Also a great knowledge on the history of Triathlon and sport generally. Alistair for changing the way ITU was raced, Javier for his consistency and certainly both for their versatility and abilities to cross distances is incredible, but there's some many up and coming athletes and those from different sporting backgrounds that it makes for more unpredictable racing and race dynamics. From sport outside of Triathlon, Valentino Rossi, Jonny Wilkinson, Therese Johaug, all England Rugby. And those many newcomers to the sport, or those trying to progress in each disciplines that we meet via coaching, working hard and learning. Great fun and always inspiring.

    What do you like about Sundried and what’s your favourite bit of our kit?

    There is a great range of kit to suit both indoor and outdoor activities and across the seasons, which is ideal when sport & training is very much a lifestyle. But likewise that Sundried have a strong emphasis on caring for the environment and do something proactively about it via the composition of their garments.

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  • Hayley Rigby Athlete Ambassador

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    Hayley has worked hard to get to World level in competitive triathlon, despite some big injuries and setbacks. She talks to Sundried about life as a triathlete.

    Have you always been into sport?

    Sport has always been a huge part of my life; from taking part in all sports on offer at an early age in school to now where I'm concentrating more seriously on one sport.

    I have always done one sport at a competitive level. I started off with swimming at a national level between the ages of 10-14 years, reaching numerous national finals each year. I then took up rowing and very quickly picked up the skills and strength required, getting a silver medal at the National Championships.

    When I moved to Imperial College London University, I decided to stop rowing to embrace the university social life. But it wasn’t long until I found a new sport that I loved: triathlon. I had the swimming background and the lower body strength from rowing, and I loved running!

    Sport energises me, gives me structure around my week, and allows me to meet so many like-minded fantastic people. I cannot imagine my life without sport.

    What made you decide to enter the world of triathlon?

    My hometown of Liverpool holds a triathlon every year. My friend suggested that I enter and try it out. He lent me his bike (two sizes too big!) and I gave it a shot. I loved it!

    The atmosphere was amazing and I loved being able to race three different sports in one event. With swimming as my strongest discipline, it meant I was leading from the start which is a great place to be. I also love the training for triathlon, allowing me to mix it up with the three different sports and gym sessions means there is never a boring week!

    What’s been your favourite race to date and why?

    The 2020 World Championships Qualification race held in Cardiff in June 2019. This was the race where everything came together. All my hard work, support and determination was reflected. I was the fastest female in the whole event, winning by almost 2 minutes. The swim, bike and run felt great and I felt strong the whole race. Qualifying for the World Championships in Canada was just the icing on the cake.

    And your proudest achievement?

    Representing GB for the first time in 2019 and winning a silver medal at the European Championships held in Kazan and finishing in 8th place at the World Championships in Lausanne. It was such a great feeling to represent my country with so many other talented athletes.

    Have you ever had any racing disasters/your toughest race yet?

    I have had a number of races where various things have not gone to plan. None of these have meant I could not finish the race, which would be my definition of a disaster.

    I have run around transition trying to find my spot, wasting important minutes. I raced coming back from a knee injury, putting me out of running for 4 months – during this race I was also recovering from a chest infection and from the start to the finish, it was horrible! Sometimes you must listen to your body and make the sensible decision not to race.

    My toughest race was the 2019 World Championships in Lausanne. Not only was I against the best girls in the world, I was up against one of the toughest courses in triathlon. The race involved big hills. This is very unusual for triathlon and it really tests the field. The bike course involved three long, steep hills which really worked in my favour. Cycling is one of my strongest disciplines and I find my power output up hills is generally better than the average. This meant I was able to drop some girls on the bike leg.

    Then to finish it off, the run course had two extremely steep hills, to the point of almost walking/tip-toeing to get up the hill! At the end of an already difficult race, this really was a mental battle! The pain was unreal, but I knew everyone else was going through it too so I powered on.

    How do you overcome setbacks?

    I have had a number of setbacks in the last year. I had glandular fever last year which knocked me out for several months and it took me almost 9 months to completely get over the virus. There were times when I thought it would end my triathlon career as I was so unfit and weak. But I had friends, family and a great support team behind me that kept me going. I always try to surround myself with positive people and share my thoughts and worries with my friends and/or family. It really helps to talk and work out a plan.

    My most recent setback was a cycling accident where I broke several bones and suffered concussion. This really hit home. It has made me question cycling on the road again, especially any hard effort training. I was out of training for 10 weeks, but tried to stay positive throughout. It happened just before my season break, so I thought of it as forced rest. Not the kind of rest I had anticipated – catching up with friends, taking a holiday and enjoying downtime – but it did give my mind and body a good rest. I really value getting support as an athlete, such as physio, sports massage and talking to my coaches. These people have got me through the rehab required and ensured I come back just as fit, if not stronger, than before!

    What advice do you wish you'd been given before you started competing?

    You will get injured! I hate being injured and always think it is something I did wrong or something I could have done better to avoid it. Sometimes it is, but most of the time it is just part of high-level sports, pushing yourself to the limit and balancing that fine line between rest and training load. The best in the world get injured, so how can you expect not to!

    What are your goals for 2020?

    I have qualified for the 2020 European and World Championships in Sweden and Canada and my goal is a podium position at both of these events. This is an extremely hard goal as I expect the competition to be fierce! I have also missed a big block of my winter training after my cycling accident, so I will not put too much pressure on myself, but that is my ultimate goal!

    I also hope to start competing at Olympic distance triathlon in 2020, moving away from sprint as I believe they will be better suited to me as non-drafting races on the bike.

    Who do you take your inspiration from?

    I take my inspiration from other competitors in my field – if they can do it, so can I!
    I also take my inspiration from my support team, family and friends; their belief in me and support they give me is invaluable and it inspires me to become the best that I can be.

    Sometimes the will to get off the couch and into the water, in the saddle or on the road just isn’t there and these days it is often the structure of set training sessions from my coach and the thought of uploading my completed sessions to training peaks and seeing the session go green that gets me moving!

    I really advise hiring a coach when trying to compete at a high level in triathlon, or at least planning your sessions for the week ahead. It takes the worry out of thinking what sessions to do and when I am feeling flat and demotivated, instead of ducking out early from sessions or pretending it was only supposed to be a short session; I finish what has been set to avoid having to explain why I gave in!

    What do you like about Sundried and what’s your favourite bit of our kit?

    The kit is fantastic! It feels and looks great for training and racing purposes and it is at an affordable price. I also love that the Sundried brand cares about the environment by ensuring everything they do has the very smallest carbon footprint. Finally, the positive and energetic vibe of the team is fantastic and I am very happy to become a part of it.

    My favourite bit of kit so far is the Sundried Bib Shorts. These are perfect for my numerous indoor turbo sessions on the bike, sometimes going for 2+ hours. They provide the right amount of comfort without being too thick and have stayed in top quality after numerous washes! They also really look the part.

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