You had a lot of success at standard distance racing before stepping up to Ironman 70.3 – what prompted you to step up to longer distance triathlon?
As I have got older I have felt stronger and in a position to be able to cope with going longer both mentally and physically. I started to do half ironman events in 2009 as I felt I had better endurance than top end speed required in standard distance racing.
I was never fast enough to be competitive at an elite level in the standard distance (Olympic) events) and as I really enjoy training I wanted a new challenge.
What are your goals for this season?
To be competitive in all three disciplines in the races. To achieve this I will train consistently with quality training and execute my capabilities on the course. I will race in a mixture of half long distance events building towards my first Ironman later in the year.
What shoes do you run in?
I have run in Asics since I was 15. I train in Asics GT 2000 and Kayano’s. Since teaming up with Profeet in 2012 I have tested different brands and shoes with less support, but working with the Run Lab team we decided it was best to remain with the Asics GT series.