Megan Clements - Athlete Ambassador
Have you always been into sport?
I have always been involved in sport and being active from a young age. Growing up I tried lots of different sports, such as Athletics, Swimming, Gymnastics and Dance. I then focused on Dance from about the age of 12 and went on to complete a degree in contemporary dance.
How did you first get into triathlon?
I started running to keep me fit for dance and grew to love it. I started to pick up a few injuries, so saw this as a good chance to mix up my training and entered a local triathlon. I loved the buzz of race day and found myself signing up to more and more events.
What has been your favourite race to date and why?
Swansea Sprint Triathlon - I've done this event twice as it's in my home town. The atmosphere and support is always amazing and you see so many different levels of competitors, which makes it really special. This is also the first triathlon that myself and my Dad both competed in.
What is your proudest achievement?
Qualifying for the GB age group team.
Have you ever had any racing disasters?
I was once chatting away at the start of a race not fully paying attention to the briefing. I ended up swimming towards the wrong buoy and then running into the middle distance transition area when I was doing the sprint distance. Moral of the story - even if you know the event and you bump into a friend you haven't seen for a while, listen to the briefing!
How do you overcome setbacks?
I think the main thing I try to do is take a step back, look at the bigger picture and remember none of the hard work you have put in is ever wasted.
What advice do you wish you'd been given when you first started out?
Enjoy it! Ask questions and test all your kit/nutrition before race day! Also, if you can afford a coach then this is a game changer.
What are your goals?
I would love to podium at some age group events one day, but my main goal is to continue to enjoy training/racing and remain healthy and injury free.
Who inspires you?
My Dad, who picked up triathlon in his 60s and is still competing at 70.
Why work with Sundried?
I love the quality, performance and look of the kit. I also love the ethos Sundried have with their focus on being environmentally friendly.
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