Have you always been into sport?
Yes, from the age of 2 I played football. I played for my school teams and later on for different teams in the Scottish Women’s league. I then attempted a few marathons and half marathons and then ultimately Triathlons and Aquathlons.
How did you first get into triathlon?
I had knee surgery 4 years ago, where I was told I would probably not compete in any sport again, but that was not an option. I started jogging in the pool to build up the 70% muscle wastage, which then lead me to swimming. In my rehab I also started cycling as this was low impact for me knee. Gradually as I got stronger I started to think about Triathlons as I could train the majority of time with limited impact.
What has been your favourite race to date and why?
It has to be the London Triathlon! I have competed in 3 sprint races and one super sprint race. The super sprint one was the favourite to date, as this was the first one I attempted after my operation and I know I and the knee would be fine.
What is your proudest achievement?
Qualifying for Team GB Age group for Aquathlon (World and European Championships) Sprint and Super Sprint Triathlon (World Championships).
Have you ever had any racing disasters?
Fingers crossed, none as yet. I’ve had a lot of races where I didn’t pace properly or fuel correctly, but nothing too disastrous.
How do you overcome setbacks?
I am stubborn and determined!!
What advice do you wish you'd been given when you first started out?
Be patient! Every athlete wants to be quicker, but it takes time. Do not expect too much too soon and do not compare yourself to others!
What are your goals?
To compete for Team GB age group for as long as I can. Hopefully to finish top 10 in my races as well.
Who inspires you?
Everyone! It could be my friend who has never run and has just started to my fellow Team GB teammates to my other half who has started to run and cycle and does some training with me!
Why work with Sundried?
I have bought a few products for myself (cycling bibs/arm warmers etc) and find them comfortable and affordable.
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