David is part of the RGActive Race Team and was the RGActive race team club champion for 2011.
2011 was only his second year of racing Triathlon (1st Competitively): he qualified and raced at the ITU World Championships in Beijing and placed 28th in his Age Group. He qualified to race for GB in Israel in April 2012.
David is a previous Ironman Monaco finisher and London to Paris Hotchillee Rider 2010, 2011 & 2012. He raced all the major triathlon events in 2010/11 including Hyde Park, London Tri, various Dorney Lake Triathlons, Shropshire & Dambuster.
David’s 2012 Update
- . European Age Group Champs, Eilat : 13th
- . Maldon Triathlon: 3rd in AG, 7th overall
- . Strathclyde Scottish Champs Duathlon: 11th in AG, 43rd overall
- . The HotChillee Alpine Challenge 3 day cycle stage race: 21st overall, rode in group 1
- . Human Race Bananaman Olympic Triathlon: 1st in AG, 2nd overall
- . Human Race Steelman: 2nd in AG, 5th overall
- . Aix Les Bains International Triathlon, France: 12th in AG, 77th overall
Overall I had a very up and down season and didn’t really hit my stride until the latter part of it. I found it a real struggle to get into the right shape for the ETU Age Group Championships in April as it was so early in the season. Training so hard in the winter months meant I ended up with quite a few colds and bugs which didn’t really give me any consistency to my training. I also picked up a slight shoulder tear which could have meant pulling out of my early season A races but a number of ultrasound and physio therapy sessions with Aurelie and the team at TheTriTouch made a big difference and kept me on the start line.
After taking a short break to recover and get my body right my focus was to race well and finish strong at Strathclyde to Qualify for next nears ETU Champs as well racing well on The Alpine Challenge, a 3 day cycle stage race in the Alps. I also raced at the Aix Le Bain Triathlon in France which was an amazing experience due to the toughness of the bike leg, brutal mass start and the 30 degree heat to contend with but was still the stand out race of the season for me.
Already I’m really looking forward to 2013 with key aims of qualifying and racing at the Age Group World Champions in London, completing my first full Ironman (Frankfurt) and hopefully getting closer to winning my first race or two!