This month all the way from KONA we had Rach in on the OTCF Couch for a Q&A read on to find out more
Name and nickname ? Rachel – Pocket Rocket Rach
How long have you been involved with sports ? 6 years
What’s your favourite discipline and why?
It changes each month – weirdly enjoying my swimming at the moment as I have recently made some huge improvements after a few sessions in the OTCF endless pool
What’s your least favourite and why?
OK can swimming also be my least favourite because being in the pool for hours can get quite boring
Who are Inspirations ?
Chrissie Wellington was my original inspiration. But then I discovered Lucy Gossage – absolute beast with the biggest smile
Top tip for a newbie?
Just get started. Don’t get too wrapped up in training plans from the word go, do a bit of what you fancy and take the stress out of training. Once you’ve got started then look at bringing it more structure. Also join a club and find others that you can spend time training with – it’s very easy to run out of time to be sociable especially ironman training.
Favourite training session?
Why did you get involved with OTCF
I was looking for a new coach and Gemma had been raving about Steve, and it all just kicked off from there and he got me to Kona in my first Ironman that he coached me for
How did you get into cycling and triathlon ?
I joined the uni cycling club and cycled with my 2 good friends at the time. It suddenly became my new obsession. I got into triathlon by accident while I was cycling and didn’t start swimming properly until 3 months before Ironman Wales
Favourite film / series?
Anything with lots of singing and dancing
Outside of sport you love doing?
Walking in the Peak District and dressing up like a girl for a night out
Best race performance to date
Bucket list races to do
I have actually done them all well I will have after this weekend 😂 Mallorca 312 next year
Biggest sporting achievement
Completing an ironman (and the training)
Anything else you think would be good to share
Remember we do this for fun!! To everyone racing this month go smash it!