Welcome to my own ‘absolutely mad’ idea – I want to qualify for the 2020 70.3 Age Group World Championships (and following that, win them!). They will be held in Taupo, New Zealand, near where I live which makes it the ideal Age Group World Champs to attempt to compete at. I’ll be competing in the 18-24 age category.
Why ‘absolutely mad’? Put it this way – the average chance of qualifying for the World Champs, in any given race or age group, is about 3%. That’s pretty small. I think most people would agree, that for anything else 3% isn’t a good chance of success (ie if someone told you that if you jumped off a cliff, and your survival chances were 3%, you probably wouldn’t do it!). Yet for most everyday sportspeople who aspire to qualify for these races, we take on those odds and flourish in them.
To do that, surely you’ve got to be absolutely mad!
In the posts I write on here, I’ll be explaining how my training goes, giving some tips & little-known tricks for training and racing as a triathlete, and writing race blogs. Being just like every other triathlete out there I’m also a massive gear-head – so I’ll also be detailing what gear I use, why I use it & what I use it for!
Through this website, I hope to give an insight into elite-amateur racing – both the highs and lows, because we all know that racing and training is never just all sunshine and daffodils! Success is something that occurs over time. It’s slow. In order to achieve any goal you have to be willing to put in that time!