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About Mark...

"I am an amateur endurance athlete who is refusing to let creaking knees and sore hips get in the way of completing ultra distance triathlons.  I have always been active and after a completing 10 years in the Army I was looking for a new challenge.  I initially completed a few ultra marathons however injuries forced me to re-think how I could stay active without wrecking my body.  I still had the desire to complete distance events so looked at doing an Ironman and completed my first one in 2013.  I have been hooked ever since."

What is your biggest sporting achievement?

"In 2015 I took part in the Brutal Triple Ironman.  Run out of Llanberis (my new spiritual home for all things ultra!) it consists of a 7.2 mile swim, 348 miles of cycling and 3 full marathons run over trails and roads.  It was an epic and I was well supported by a great team of family and friends.  I finished in fifth with a time of 61 hrs and 35 mins.  The other great thing about the event was meeting new friends and fellow athletes – we all helped each other through the challenge and I have kept in touch with many of the competitors since the race."

What is your favourite food?

"It depends what I am doing.  On a long event I crave “real” food and a scrambled egg sandwich with plenty of ketchup will make me very happy!"

What song gets you in the mood for a race?

"I usually train with music and have a couple of playlists that have my favorites.  I like everything from Queen and Def Leppard all the way through to pop and dance music.  When the going gets tough I get something with a high bpm and see if I can keep up!"

What is your favourite GlycoSource Flavour?

"Caribbean Crush."

What are your future goals?

"In September 2016 I have planned and will complete a Deca Iron Distance Triathlon.  I will look to complete an Iron Distance Triathlon per day around Llanberis for 9 days.  On the 10th day I will complete the Brutal Iron Distance Triathlon, the toughest triathlon in the world.  I am writing a blog on how my training is going at https://ugly10tri.wordpress.com. If you are in Llanberis between 1st – 10th September come and support me!"

 


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