I have a string of sporting achievements to my name including Scottish Open Water swimming gold over four miles, and silver over nine miles, embracing year-round open water swimming. I regularly place in the top three in my age group in triathlon, specialising in standard and middle distances, and understand not only the physical aspects but also the mental tenacity required to achieve these goals. For my own personal development, I have planned and participated in expeditions such as completing an 800-mile self-supported bike ride across the Andes between Argentina and Chile. I am a Level 3 Personal Trainer, Level 2 Gym Instructor, IRONMAN Certified Coach, TRX® Certified Coach, and have completed the Dr Stacy Sims Menopause for Athletes course. I am a specialist in triathlon and endurance sports and an athlete ambassador for the sports apparel brand, Sundried. (See more about my sporting background here). I also work in association with a range of specialists from sleep therapists to medical herbalists and nutritionists to ensure I can deliver a rounded package of support for you to help you improve your performance, lifestyle choices and general wellbeing. Although triathlon and multisport is my personal background, nothing gives me greater satisfaction than to see my clients achieve whatever their ambition might be – that could be from running their first 5k to completing a full Ironman, or simply having the confidence to show up at a new activity they have always dreamt of taking up.
As someone who likes to walk the walk as well as talk the talk, I am constantly setting myself new personal challenges. In October 2023 I completed a personal challenge to swim 1k and run 4k, 8 times, for 8 hours, completing 8k of swimming and 32k of running. This was dedicated to my brother, Peter, who sadly lost his battle with prostate cancer the previous month. See a short video of this below.
In 2022 I completed a '24 Hour Aquabike'. This involved me swimming 1.5k and cycling 40k in rotation for 24 hours, raising money for Carers UK and Carers Scotland. See more about it in this article in 'Caring Magazine', and via the short video below.