One thing I’ve learnt from doing endurance events over years is that there’s always a journey you go through when preparing for a big race, which sometimes can actually be more rewarding than the race itself. No matter how experienced, you never stop learning about yourself and I suppose that’s why I love doing them.
Sport has been such an integral part of my life and I’ve been very lucky over the years to compete in various sports around the world. Growing up rugby was the focus mainly because of the school I went too. I played for a highly respected school in the UK and looking back it helped shape who I am today.
I continued to play at University however not long after graduation I decided to put my rugby days behind me. I’d suffered a few serious injuries over the years and only until I’d finished playing could I fix them. My love for sport and fitness continued and for a few years I trained but the difference was I had no real purpose anymore other than staying fit and healthy. The competition element had gone and I needed the challenge to focus my energy towards. Having always played more explosive sports the world of endurance intrigued me and doing a marathon and Ironman was something on the bucket list.