Alli Coleman - Athlete Ambassador
Have you always been into sport?
Yes, from an early age I have enjoyed success in range of sports including athletics, cross country running and football. I’ve always been willing to give any sport a try.
How did you first get into triathlon?
Roughly two years ago I was looking for a new challenge and something that I could really push myself in….that something was triathlon!
What has been your favourite race to date and why?
My first triathlon was a super sprint distance in the Lake district. I came out of the water second and jumped on my bike determined to chase down first place however, I managed to get lost on the bike route and do an extra ten miles before finding my way back to transition! Most of the race had already finished however I still completed the run route and by this point I already knew I loved this sport and couldn’t wait to sign up to my next race.
What is your proudest achievement?
Finding out I had been selected for the GB Age Group Team for the European Championships 2021.
Have you ever had any racing disasters?
Many! Mainly involving bike routes! One race I ended up carrying my bike over a style in a field.
How do you overcome setbacks?
Take the learning from them. Injury is perhaps the hardest and most frustrating but you can use this time to develop in other areas like mental strength or maybe even just seeing friends and family more.
What advice do you wish you'd been given when you first started out?
Learn the importance of rest! I find it very difficult to have rest days and not train hard in every session but your body needs these down periods so you can perform at your best, get the most out of your intense sessions and avoid injuries.
What are your goals?
After competing in my first European Championships this September I hope to qualify for the following year and look to compete at the World Championships the year after.
Who inspires you?
My brother Gerard. We are very close in age and both into our sports. We are both extremely competitive and often go out running and cycling together. I have to continuously work hard and train to make sure I can keep up with him especially as he is 6ft 3 and has the stride length of a cheetah!
Why work with Sundried?
Many people think that one person cannot make a difference, but imagine if we all chose to buy clothes from an ethical company like Sundried that does not exploit its workforce, produce harmful products or cause damage to the environment.
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