When Paul competed in his first multi-sport event in 2003, the training had just been a credible way of taking a break from his final year study at university. His passion for sport had been present throughout school but generally alternated between cricket and sailing rather then tack and field. Swimming was always a keen favourite but purely on a leisurely basis with no 5:30am starts in sight!! Following University, Paul undertook a 10-year sea going career as Captain and Crew of private Superyachts and travelled all over the world. Naturally this wasn’t the best environment to train so fitness became a casual interest and relaxation from work – a continuing benefit. During work holidays in 2012, Paul tried his hand at a local triathlon event in the New Forest and the interest in this sport was born. Since 2012, each season Paul has shown increased commitment to the sport resulting in continuously improving results and qualification to race for the GB Age Group Team at the 2014 and 2015 ITU World Championships. 2015 saw the first taste of Middle Distance racing, once again representing GB at The European Championships in Rimini followed by the same Championship in 2016 Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl. The rest of the summer is focused on improving my cycling, Relay and National Champs. Next year we are trying our hand at Long distance and targeting the podium at ETU Hernning, Denmark.
Name: Paul Edmonds
Date of Birth: July 1981
Home: Ashurst, New forest, Hampshire
Coach: Darryl Marcus
Tri Club: Southampton Tri Club
Running Club: Totton RC
Hobbies: Gardening, DIY, Cooking, trying to be persuaded to put my feet up.
Vices: Maltesers, Hot Chocolate…..see the theme?