Grant awarded on 2nd March 2020
I took up triathlon when I when to University in Bath 3 years ago as I thought it sounded fun and quickly got hooked. After my first few races and having been inspired by my Bath team mates who are competing at an international level, I set myself the challenge of qualifying to represent Great Britain.
I worked extremely hard to achieve my goal and I qualified for team GB in Cardiff the following year going on to race at the ITU World Triathlon Championships 2018. I finished in 30th place at this race. My next goal was to improve on this and increase my rankings within team GB. Having stepped up my training, and with the support of fantastic coaches, I have achieved this. 2019 saw me finish in 8th place in the ITU World Championships, Lausanne, where I was the first British woman across the line. In doing this I have automatically qualified for the world championships in Edmonton next year, and I successfully secured my place in team GB for the European Championships in 2020.
Having had a better start to this sport than I had expected I am now wanting to step it up another gear and build on my achievements to date. My focus for 2020 will be the World and European championships where I aim to finish in the top 3. I am currently working hard and training the best I can at home for the World and European Championships which have been postponed to end of the season. My training at home involves cycling indoors on a turbo trainer, strength and conditioning in the garden, outside for running and lots of dry land swim exercises. As well as training over 20 hours a week I am studying full-time or my degree in Biochemistry at the University of Bath.
The support from The Rob George foundation has been extraordinary and has help fund my race fees for World and European championships. Without their help and support I would be unable to race at the World and European championships this year. I am very excited to be racing at the end of the season and am looking forward to seeing what I can do with all the hard work I have put into training over the winter.
I hope to make the Rob George Foundation proud when racing at World and European Championships and cannot thank you enough for your support.