I am a long distance triathlete and competitive at a world class level. I have achieved wins at two of the Ironman Continental Championships; Asia Pacific Champion at IM Melbourne (2013); European Champion in Frankfurt (2014) and most recently I won IM Cozumel (2015 - non championship race).
Prior to training full time, I competed and participated in a variety of sports from club through to national standard. Notably, throughout my teens I was regularly training with the Welsh Judo squad and without doubt, my early years of participation and success in competitive judo established a discipline for training and a focus that enables me to excel in a competitive environment.
While establishing my career in academia I had success in a variety of sports, but my introduction to endurance events was in 2009 as part of a team competing in the Race Across America -
A single stage (+3000mile / 4800km) bike race from the West to East coasts of the United States.
My first Ironman event was at IM Regensburg (Germany) in 2010 where I placed as 1st female non professional athlete and 3rd female overall. This qualified me to race at the world championships in Kona that year, and shortly after I was granted my professional licence with the World Triathlon Cooperation and with consistent training and hard work, the improvements in performance and resutls followed.
As exciting as these achievements are, I'm confident that with more work and continued dedication, as well as the support from the PEWAG racing team and personal sponsors, I will continue to improve my performances.