Tilly Anema Athlete Ambassador
Tilly is a triathlete who has competed in the Super League Triathlon series. She talks to Sundried about training and racing.
Have you always been into sport?
Yes, I have always been involved in sport and started swimming competitively when I was 9 years old.
What made you decide to enter the world of triathlon?
When I was 17, I started to really enjoy running as well as swimming so I decided to have a go at triathlon.
What’s been your favourite race to date and why?
My favourite race was Super League Malta. It was such a great experience and I also enjoyed racing in the heat
And your proudest achievement?
My proudest achievement was racing at Super League during my first year of competing in triathlon.
Have you ever had any racing disasters/your toughest race yet?
My toughest race was performance assessments which was the first of the super series races, as I was new to this style of racing and didn’t know what to expect and finding out how important each individual element of the race was (especially transition!)
How do you overcome setbacks?
I have overcome setbacks by learning from every race, working on areas for improvement and focussing on the positive parts of every race.
What advice do you wish you'd been given before you started competing?
I wish I had known how fantastic it feels to compete… I would’ve started sooner!
What are your goals for 2020?
Perfecting my transitions.
Who do you take your inspiration from?
I take inspiration from both my parents for working so hard. Also Joe Skipper as he’s a local inspiration within triathlon. Watching the level of competition with the likes of Cassandre Beaugrand and Sophie Coldwell inspires me to train hard to get results.
What do you like about Sundried and what’s your favourite bit of our kit?
I love the ethics behind Sundried and style of all the kit. It’s hard to chose my personal favourites but among them is the Sundried Ultra High Visibility Cycle Jacket, what a great bit of kit to been seen in!