We’re pleased to say that Fiona is our latest Sportiva Events ambassador. Fiona will be the woman to beat at Sunday’s Dawlish Triathlon!
Fiona is back from a degree in Sports Science & Physiology at Leeds University. Now based in Devon, she’s running a coaching business focused on swimming, cycling & triathlon
You may well have seen Fiona at one of our events, as she’s competed in them during her university holidays. Her Sportiva Events results include 1st Tavistock Standard Distance 2020, 1st Torbay Sprint Tri 2021 & 1st English Riviera Standard Triathlon 2022. At National level she was National Aquathlon Champion 2021, 8th at the British Elite Senior Super Series Grand Final (2023) and 9th overall in the British Elite Senior Super Series (2023). She also notched up a speedy 5K pb this year of 17:44!
We asked Fiona how she got into Triathlon.
‘At school I was a keen runner and took part in schools XC. I also swam a few times a week but nothing competitive. My first experience of a multi sport event was an aquathlon when I was 16, which was organised by Exeter Triathlon club.’
Then in 2018 she went to Leeds Uni inspired to make the choice as, ‘ the Brownlee brothers had gone there and I wanted to be a part of it.’
Within a week of arriving Fiona was doing trials for the triathlon squad. Having done no cycling before she didn’t make the squads but within 8 month qualified for the Age group Standard Distance Triathlon Championships in Canada (sadly cancelled due to COVID).
During the next couple of years she continued to progress and started training with Leeds Triathlon Centre, an elite training centre for triathletes.
Back in Devon Fiona has found found a good group of athletes to train with & improved further to finish 9th in the Super Series national rankings. She’s also launched her coaching business Fiona can be contacted on 0787 330 3876