Adam is a British triathlete living, training and competing in Melbourne Australia.
Have you always been into sport?
I first got into high performance sport at University where I was part of the University Rowing team. It was during these years I fell in love with training and pushing my body to its limits. I also learnt the importance of discipline and trusting the training process, which pays dividends in triathlon training.
How did you first get into triathlon?
After graduating University I wanted a change in sport. I really enjoyed cycling and had a good level of running fitness. It was just a case of learning how to swim! I’ve always thrived off being told I cannot do something. When friends said I’d never be able to complete a long distance triathlon due to my inability to swim, I entered a local 70.3 to prove them wrong! I joined a local triathlon club whereI learnt how to swim open water, before tackling my first 70.3.
What has been your favourite race to date and why?
Geelong 2020 has been my favourite race to date. This was my second 70.3 event, and this time I went into the race with a plan and knowing what to expect. It was fantastic to see the training pay off and beat my first 70.3 time by 45 minutes.
What is your proudest achievement?
My proudest sporting achievement has been my ability to learn to swim. It is very personal and demonstrates the things you can accomplish when you put you mind to it. On starting triathlon I couldn’t swim a length of the pool. Now, in the space of 18 months, I am swimming confidently and fast in the open water with the top age groupers.
Have you ever had any racing disasters?
No disasters, but I did knock my toe on a mental railing in T1 and break my nail off. I only realised this in the run when my trainer had turned red with blood.
How do you overcome setbacks?
I have a fantastic Coach in Sean Foster, and the key is to trust the program.
What advice do you wish you'd been given when you first started out?
Times/ Watts/ Splits of the pros and top Age Groupers may seem impossible, but with time and dedication anything is achievable and your body is capable of a lot more than you think.
What are your goals?
I hope to obtain a Team GB professional long distance licence.
Who inspires you?
My team mates. Age groupers are super inspiring, balance work, family and training. The dedication and work ethic is admirable.
Why work with Sundried?
It is important I wear something that responds and reflects the performance I seek to achieve.The technology integrated, whilst not comprising comfort, is a clear no brainer when it comes to high performance racing. Further, production in a sustainable manner is critical and an ethical matter I care deeply about when considering products.
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