A bit about me
Having grown up in the Lakes I’ve always had a passion to be active, in my earlier days it was rugby but as my body aged and the big hits hurt more I turned to fell running and biking and then added swimming in our amazing lakes. Having been introduced to Mountain Fuel last year I had my best ever year competing with PB’s in many of my events, the highlight being Lakes Tri at Ullswater where I knocked 25 minutes off my time from the year before!
What I’ve learnt?
I have always been a hungry athlete and often needed to chomp on bars or felt the need to pop the gels to get me through long runs / rides. Since being introduced to Mountain Fuel I have been delighted at how I can rely on their energy drinks to keep me going, in fact I often feel stronger and stronger as an event unfolds.
In the Lakes Tri which was a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile hilly bike and 12.5 mile trail run to finish I consumed 3 bottles of Blackcurrant Xtreme Energy Mountain Fuel and as I said earlier I smashed by PB for this event. The Ultimate Recovery shake is a must as my legs weren’t as sore on Monday as they should have been!
Why I love Triathlon and Duathlon?
I love being out in the outdoors and I can combine this with my motivation to compete in the multi-discipline events I enjoy participating in. The training is so varied, whether it be the terrain, the weather or the views, I am lucky to have varied conditions and amazing landscapes to play in!