I started triathlon nearly 3 years ago now. I had previously run cross country and played hockey for my university (so not swum competitively or even picked up a bike!) After a successful first season with my club Crystal Palace Triathletes (winning my age group in the London League) I decided to take the sport to the next level. I knew that this would be a challenge alongside my job as a primary school teacher. I had to be incredibly organised and really commit to my training schedule day in and day out. In September 2016, I won a bronze medal at the Age Group World Championships in the sprint distance. It was an incredible experience to compete at an international level, and gave me a taste of what could be to come if I continued down this path.
This season my goals have been to qualify for the worlds again, but for the standard distance. I also wanted to experience racing at an elite level by competing in the British Triathlon Super series. Finally, I wanted to manage to do all of this whilst teaching my reception class to read and write!