TS5C Sponsored Athlete
The flagship fund has already benefited over 130 young athletes from Somerset in a variety of sports. TS5C sponsored athletes have already achieved significant results at both County and National level, and have competed for Team GB in international competitions.

I needed to do well in this race as the top 3 from each age group make up the Southwest Region Team for the U20 British Triathlon Festival at Mallory Park later in the year. 

The first part of the race was the 400m open water swim in the lake at Bowood followed by the uphill run to the bike transition area. Coming into Bike transition there was nothing between me and my team mate from last year’s South West Team. 

It has been a busy few months with lots of training for the channel relay swim which is now only a few weeks away.  We got over the final hurdle last month, undertaking a continuous 2 hr swim in sub 16 degree waters at Weymouth, it was really, really hard but we all managed it.  Training has meant that I have missed a round of the Southwest Triathlon Series and have not done as well in a couple of the others, as I have concentrated on open water swimming.

"The cross country season has now come to an end with me competing for Avon and Somerset at the National Counties event in Loughborough a few weekends ago which was fun, but it is now time to get back to Triathlon.  My first race of the South West series was the Bath Duathlon this weekend at Odd Down Cycle Circuit in Bath.  The weather was awful it was windy and quite foggy which meant you could not see far around the cycling circuit.

Christmas is over and it is time to train hard and compete in the cross country races that Jessica has identified. 

It has been a busy couple of weekends doing a number of different events.  Firstly I travelled to Plymouth with my swimming club Street and District Swimming Club, I picked up 4 personal bests out of the 5 races I competed in, not a bad start to the season.  On Sunday I went to Bowood House to compete in the Bowood Duathlon.  

My Triathlon series has finally come to an end for 2016. 

Although the Southwest Series finished in July, I was selected to be part of the South West Team for the Inter Regional Championships last weekend at Strathclyde Country Park.  

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