triathlete running cross country

Jack is a young athlete who shows a lot of potential in the triathlon world. He talks to Sundried about training and racing.

Have you always been into sport?

Yes! I have always enjoyed sport as a means to get away from all responsibilities and have fun.

How did you first get into triathlon?

I began to have an interest in triathlon after watching my dad complete his first. It inspired me to sign up for one the next later and also compete in my first cross country race the winter before. After performing well in a few local races I decided to sign up for my first British Championships finishing 23rd a year down in my first elite year.

What was your favourite race to date and why?

My favourite race was the 2019 edition of the Banana Man triathlon at Eton Dorney. It was part of the Super Series and I achieved my highest result of 9th for Juniors.

What is your proudest achievement?

Getting into the East Triathlon Academy as I was relatively late in the sport.

Have you ever had a racing disaster?

In a local triathlon the weather was extremely cold and I was unable to get my helmet clip off due to my hands being so cold. One of the transition marshals had to do it for me.

How do you overcome setbacks?

Generally in training and races I tend to head towards my coach. We take a step back and look at the situation, seeing how we can adjust training, racing, diet, etc to fix and overcome the setback.

What advice do you wish you'd been given when you first started?

Nothing is given to you for free, you have to work for success.

What are your goals?

My goals for the 2020 season were to qualify for European championships and Super League but as that won't happen I will aim for this in 2021.

Who inspired you?

I began being inspired by the Brownlee brothers but as I watched more racing I was really interested in Vincent Luis

Why work with Sundried?

Reading the description about the brand, it is apparent that it was founded to make affordable, eco-friendly and performance clothing. The brand supports young and upcoming athletes and that's a great reason to work with Sundried.