Eva Russell - Athlete Ambassador
Have you always been into sport?
Yes! I loved swimming and horse riding as a child and swam for the four years I was at University too.
How did you first get into triathlon?
I started open water swimming during Summer 2020 when the pools were closed due to the pandemic and absolutely loved it! I had also been cycling a bit, so a triathlon seemed the logical next step. I did my first multi-sport race in September 2020 and I loved it so much I haven't looked back!
What has been your favourite race to date so far and why?
The Age Group European Championships in Munich this summer was one of the best experiences I've ever had, so it's hard not to pick that one! The course was amazing, the other athletes were so friendly and being part of such a big event with such a great atmosphere was so exciting. I was also lucky enough to have both my parents there to support me, which made it even better.
What is your proudest achievement?
Definitely Munich! Qualifying for a European Championship during my first full season of racing was so unexpected, so although I was just so happy to be there, I was also really proud of my performance on the day.
Have you ever had any racing disasters?
Not really - I did recently hurt my foot on a surfing trip the day before a big race, safe to say I spent the next day in A&E rather than racing!
How do you overcome setbacks?
I try to look back at what I've achieved so far to remind myself of what I can do - I've struggled with injuries in the past and it always helps me to look at the bigger picture and remember how lucky I am to be able to train and race in a sport I love.
What advice do you wish you’d been given when you first started out?
Get some elastic laces and skip the socks during races - saves so much time!
What are your goals?
My main goal is just to carry on improving and getting better every year - I'm going to the European Championships again next year so I'd love to improve on my placing from this year too.
Who inspires you?
Why work with Sundried?
I love Sundried's commitment to sustainability - I'm passionate about doing everything I can to lessen my impact on the planet and on climate change, so it's great to work with a brand who aligns with that.
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