Hey everyone, I’m Tom Derbyshire and I will be managing the running of TriPath.
Despite not having a background in triathlon, I do have a background in sport. I recently retired from competitive swimming after 10 years, over which I represented Great Britain at both junior and senior level as well as England at the Youth Commonwealth Games in 2015. Some of my career highlights include winning European Junior gold and silver at the 2016 European Juniors, in the 1500m and 800m freestyle respectively, along with winning gold at the Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa. I was also able to represent Great Britain at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow.
Since stopping swimming, I have been searching for a new sporting endeavor and with my distance background, and having dabbled briefly with open water swimming, I have decided to take up triathlon, with the aim of competing in triathlon and Ironman competitions in the future as part of the TriPath team.
As a ‘newbie’ to the sport and with having relatively little knowledge of cycling or running I am looking forward to sharing my journey and experiences with you on the TriPath blog, as I learn more about the sport and progress through my training. I will be working closely with the guys at Vibe Fitness Bath (also members of the Tripath team) to ensure that I learn as much as possible about the sport and get the most out of myself and my training.
Hopefully by sharing what I learn along my journey I can help you learn something new that may improve your performance and help achieve your own goals!
Stay tuned for future posts...
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