• Millie Breese - Athlete Ambassador

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    Have you always been into sport?

    I have always loved sport from a young age, it started with running and then progressed to triathlon but I love any sport.

    How did you first get into triathlon?

    I got into triathlon as my older brother joined the local tri club (Alnwick tri club) which I later joined when I was old enough and then my love for triathlon grew from there. I have now progressed to the England next generation squad.

    If you are interested in getting into Triathlon, Sundried's kit is suitable for beginners as well as seasoned athletes. We have both men's and women's options available.

    What has been your favourite race to date and why?

    My favourite race has to be super league Jersey triathlon where I came 3rd. It was really good as we raced on the same course on the same day as all the professional triathletes. It was also a different format which meant we did two super short triathlons, one after the other. 

    What is your proudest achievement?

    My proudest achievement is winning one of the national triathlon super series event and coming 2nd at the British championships, which were both at Mallory park racing circuit. 

    Have you ever had any racing disasters?

    The only racing disasters I have had are not being able to find my bike in transition and having to spend loads of time looking for it. 

    How do you overcome setbacks?

    If I have a setback I just try and refocus and think about what I did wrong that I can improve and practice for next time so I don't make the same mistake, I use the setback to help me improve.

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

    The only advice you need is just to have fun and enjoy it.

    What are your goals?

    My goals for next few years are to qualify for Europeans either youth or junior, but in the future I would love to reach the Olympics.

    Who inspires you?

    All the professional triathletes inspire me but I think Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jess Learmonth inspire me the most. 

    Why work with Sundried?

    I want to work with Sundried so I can be part of a group of people who all love sport and want to help grow their sport and help promote a really good brand who have good quality sustainable sport clothing.

    To hear more from our ambassadors and get free tips on workout plans and more, connect with the Sundried Personal Trainers on our app.

    Posted by Aimee Garnett
  • Rebecca Walker - Athlete Ambassador

    Shop Sundried's Triathlon Collection

    Have you always been into sport?

    I started running at a very young age and was in all of the sports teams at school (Cross Country, Athletics, Hockey and Rugby). I was lucky to represent Bristol in the Mini London Marathon twice at about 12 years old and I played in the National Women’s Rugby Sevens. Fortunately when I joined the RAF, sport was a huge part of my life.

    How did you first get into triathlon?

    I started Triathlon when I was in the RAF because they used to run 'Try a Tri' which was great fun because it was during work time and you were able to get out and just try it in a fun environment against the other stations.

    If you are interested in getting into Triathlon, Sundried's kit is suitable for beginners as well as seasoned athletes. We have both men's and women's options available.

    What has been your favourite race to date and why?

    I run a lot and London Marathon 2017 will always be my favourite because I was selected to represent the RAF, I achieved a marathon PB and I also achieved my RAF colours for representative sport. My mum who is my biggest supporter came to watch and I remember high-fiving Darren Campbell on Embankment when he was commentating.

    What is your proudest achievement?

    Being selected to represent the RAF in distance running at London Marathon as one of 5 females.

    Have you ever had any racing disasters?

    My derailleur snapped in an RAF triathlon and I came off which wasn't ideal because I was in the middle of nowhere on the bike course and had to carry my bike back to the start.

    How do you overcome setbacks?

    I used to really dwell on bad races and feel quite down, but now I remind myself of all of my achievements (5 Ultra Marathons and 8 Marathons) and set goals to focus on.

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

    Enjoy it and don't put so much pressure on yourself. When you relax you actually perform better!

    What are your goals?

    I would love to keep improving my running times and one day I would love to qualify for GB age group in Triathlon. IronMan is also on the cards one day!

    Who inspires you?

    Flora Duffy inspires me. I met her when she was 18 and I was working in Kelly College where she went to school. I have followed her journey and watching her win Gold at the Olympics was so incredible.

    Why work with Sundried?

    I love the brand, it is stylish and affordable. It also features the most advanced technology on the planet, which has been created ethically and sustainably.

    To hear more from our ambassadors and get free tips on workout plans and more, connect with the Sundried Personal Trainers on our app.

    Posted by Aimee Garnett
  • Joe Sagar - Athlete Ambassador

    Shop Sundried's Running Collection

    Have you always been into sport?

    Ever since I can remember I've always been doing something sporty. Growing up it was always football, cricket, golf etc. Basically anything to keep me occupied and it's just going from there.

    How did you first get into triathlon?

    I've never actually done a triathlon but it's something I'm looking to do soon. As for my first race, I remember it being 35+ plus minutes of pain. It was a local 10k race and I severely underestimated the distance, I guess it's one way to learn though.

    If you are interested in getting into Triathlon, Sundried's kit is suitable for beginners as well as seasoned athletes. We have both men's and women's options available.

    What has been your favourite race to date and why?

    The Puma great Manchester Half marathon 2017 is my favourite race for a few reasons. It was held only a few weeks after the Manchester bombings and this was the first big event since it happened. The solidarity and spirits from the people of Manchester made the race unbelievably special. From a racing point, I managed to kick away from 2nd place at around the 12 mile marker, and the reception in the home straight was hair raising.

    What is your proudest achievement?

    I'd say currently, my proudest achievement in racing is running 14:08 for 5k back in April. I didn't have the best prep with Covid lockdowns etc. but my coach got me in great shape and I managed to just about hang on to a low 14 5k.

    Have you ever had any racing disasters?

    Many racing disasters, many bad races, many times sat there thinking what went wrong? A couple of years ago I had a bad patch on cross country races rolling over of my ankles, one in particular I rolled the same ankle twice and ended up on one leg for the closing stages of the race. That wasn't a great race!

    How do you overcome setbacks?

    I don't mind having setbacks now and again, it makes me hungrier to bounce back, to train harder and come back stronger. Every athlete will have setbacks, but a bad race is in the past and the focus has to change to the next one.

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

    There's so much I wish I'd done differently, I wish I'd of listened more, and not been so stubborn. With training, don't jump in at the deep end, start the weekly mileage low and slowly build, it lets your body become accustomed to the miles and the impact.

    What are your goals?

    In the immediate future my focus is on cross country and building the winter miles. Longer term, I just want to keep improving and learning as an athlete.

    Who inspires you?

    My family generally inspire me, when they come to watch my race that gives me a huge boost and I definitely feel inspired to give all I can for them.

    Why work with Sundried?

    Sundried are a brand I've always liked and once I got the opportunity to work with them and promote the brand through the running scene I took it with both hands. The gear is a real high quality and durable which is needed when hitting the miles. I'm hoping to race in some of the Sundried gear , and hopefully, that with carry me to more PBs.

    To hear more from our ambassadors and get free tips on workout plans and more, connect with the Sundried Personal Trainers on our app.

    Posted by Aimee Garnett
  • Jenny Campbell - Athlete Ambassador

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    Have you always been into sport?

    NO!!!  In school, I absolutely hated running in any shape or form and was useless at it all! I didn't understand why people would do it to themselves as it just seemed to be so painful and horrible! 

    I did have a fondness for cycling but purely as a slow pootler and I always loved the water but mainly for being on it rather than swimming.

    How did you first get into triathlon?

    One night I got drunk with a friend and she persuaded me to enter a triathlon she was doing at Eton Dorney.  I couldn't swim front crawl at all and it was an open water swim...I only went for the super sprint as I was petrified! Alcohol gives you courage... until the next day!

    I managed to complete it and actually fell in love with it and from that point on, I never stopped.

    If you are interested in getting into Triathlon, Sundried's kit is suitable for beginners as well as seasoned athletes. We have both men's and women's options available.

    What has been your favourite race to date and why?

    This is a tough one as I have so many races I've loved for different reasons. I think one of the grandest things I took part in was the Mont Blanc 23KM run in Chamonix...just wow... that's all I can say…the scenery and grandeur was just phenomenal!  And the race was hard!!!

    What is your proudest achievement?

    Without a doubt The Lakesman which was my very first Full Iron Distance Triathlon... the most amazing thing I've ever achieved! Crossing that finish line will stay with me forever and I can relive the feeling every time I think about it.

    Have you ever had any racing disasters?

    Oh yes!  Immortal Stourhead 70.3... a disaster from start to finish. Freezing cold swim, nutritional errors on the bike and bonking and then literally dragging myself around the run... just awful! I did finish but I have no idea how!

    How do you overcome setbacks?

    Learn from your mistakes, put it down to experience. Move on and keep on doing what you do.

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

    Control the controllable and only try to better yourself without comparing to others.

    What are your goals?

    I want to be faster and try and qualify to GB Age group in Triathlon. I may need to be in the aged 70 category before I get a chance at that!

    Who inspires you?

    The everyday person who actually realises they can achieve anything they put their mind to. Some people are just amazing and yet they have no idea!

    Why work with Sundried?

    Well the kit is absolutely awesome for a start. However, the ethos of the company is an ethos I really like. I wish more companies had the same outlook that Sundried do. I want to promote that.

    To hear more from our ambassadors and get free tips on workout plans and more, connect with the Sundried Personal Trainers on our app.

    Posted by Aimee Garnett
  • Jasmine Holmes - Athlete Ambassador

    Shop Sundried's Triathlon Collection

    Have you always been into sport?

    When I was younger I tried every sport I could, from trampolining to football. I swam at a National level for 8 years throughout my teens, the highlights being racing at the 2016 Olympic trials and representing England south west internationally.

    How did you first get into triathlon?

    I first got into triathlon in 2019, my goal was to finish an Ironman. I told my parents when I was 10 years old that I wanted to do an Ironman - they didn't believe me. 10 years later I wanted to prove them wrong and really challenge myself. I finished Ironman UK 1st in my age group and qualified for the Ironman world champs, safe to say I'm hooked in triathlon now!

    If you are interested in getting into Triathlon, Sundried's kit is suitable for beginners as well as seasoned athletes. We have both men's and women's options available.

    What has been your favourite race to date and why?

    My favourite race definitely has to be Kona/Ironman world championships in 2019. Pretty hard to beat the views (+swimming with dolphins!) and the scale of the race, plus seeing heroes of the sport racing while also racing the same course is pretty awesome.

    What is your proudest achievement?

    My proudest achievement would have to be finishing the race at Ironman 70.3 Bolton in September 2021 by overcoming some big setbacks. I'd come out my bike the week before and suffering with a concussion, on antibiotics from a cut I sustained and REALLY low confidence while cycling. I spent the whole day before trying to fix my bike (got it fixed just before transition closed). If anyone knows the bike course, it's very technical, I managed to fight some fears on the descents, dodge a car that nearly took me out and finish 1st in my age group (by 1 hour) and 4th woman overall!

    (Just to put it out there that proudest achievements don't have to be your highest ranking races, your circumstances and personal goals can sometimes make you more proud of yourself!)

    Have you ever had any racing disasters?

    Nothing crazy that stopped me finishing the race, but I found out I am gluten intolerant in the last few miles of the run at Ironman UK, let's just say my tummy wasn't happy with me. It highlighted to me how awesome the volunteers and supporters at races are!

    How do you overcome setbacks?

    It depends on the setback, but I normally pull myself to one side and have words with myself (tell myself I can do anything I set my mind to and that I'm not a quitter). I also lean on friends and family to ask for help when needed.

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

    Don't wear pants under bib shorts and find friends in your sport.

    What are your goals?

    My goal is to become AG world champion in either Ironman distance or 70.3 distance (I'm not picky). But also to keep enjoying what I do, if I don't enjoy it then what's the point in it all.

    Who inspires you?

    I'm inspired by my friends and family that believe in me and help me to achieve my goals. I'm also inspired by the achievements of my teammates from Team Orion.

    Why work with Sundried?

    It's great to work with a UK brand, but also one that supports sustainability practices in its business. Of course the kit being really comfortable, high quality and affordable helps too!

    To hear more from our ambassadors and get free tips on workout plans and more, connect with the Sundried Personal Trainers on our app.

    Posted by Aimee Garnett
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