Please tell us about sporting events you have taken part in or have coming up.
This years top races have been -
- Henley Thames marathon
- 3.8km Arun Swim
- 5km Adur Swim
- Bewl Water 5km Swim
- National Aquathlon Championships
- London Landmarks Half Marathon
- Arundel Sprint Triathlon
- Brighton marathon 10km
- Goodwood 10km
- Great South Run
- World Aquathlon Championships
Tell us about your journey to fitness? Where did it all start?
I was a runner and a swimmer as a junior representing the county at both in sprint distances on the track and in the pool. I transferred to longer distances after having children. I now compete in both multi events and single discipline events in open water swimming and road and trail. I’m a British Triathlon Age Grouper in Aquathlon and recently won the National Championships for my age group - 35-39. I'm a level 3 Personal Trainer, mother of two and married to a MAMIL (middle aged man in Lycra).
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What are your training goals now?
Currently working towards the World Aquathlon Championships so my aim is to be as fast as possible over 1km in the water and 5km on the land. Speedy transitions are also very important.
What advice do you wish you'd been given when you first started out?
Even if you think it will be quicker in transition never ever be tempted to compete in an Aquathlon wearing just a pool swim suit.
Do you follow a specific nutrition plan? If so, what/when do you eat?
I'm plant based so don’t eat any animal products. But I probably eat most things you do. I don’t follow a specific diet or restrict myself but I also generally prefer things that are considered healthy options.
What do you do to keep your clients motivated? Do you have any top tips to keep motivated?
Always have a goal and something you are working towards. I always book my next event before completing the one I'm working towards so I don’t ever feel complacent and question why I’m doing a session. Keep it fun.
Talk us through your training regime.
I do 3/4 runs a week (long run, Tempo, off road with hills, and intervals). I also do 3/4 swim sessions a week (long steady, 2 intervals with drills, and something in open water).
How do you keep your fitness knowledge up to date?
I read a lot of articles by other athletes and trainers and I'm never afraid to ask advice from peers, in fact I always feel very grateful to receive tips and advice.
What are your top 3 trainer tips?
Have a goal, make sure you listen to your body and rest when you need to, your plan needs to suit your lifestyle.
If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Too hard I love food - at the moment I'm obsessed with tofu pad Thai with loads of spring onions (I mean like a whole bunch just for me) I think it's fusion.
Why work with Sundried?
I like the brand ethos and the fact that the environment and sustainability are important.
Favourite fitness quote?
It's never too late.
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