Mark has been in involved in triathlon for the last 5 years. Originally his father got him into running and he completed a few half and full marathons. He then moved on to do ultra trail marathons, with a handful of top 3 finishes (Gower 50 and Endurance life Ultra).
He found, with running alone, he was picking up a few injuries here and there. He decided to moved into the sport of Triathlon as a way of cross training.
Mark completed his first Ironman in Vichy 2017 – 10hrs 37mins.
He also qualified to represent GB in the ETU Triathlon European Championships Weert Holland.
Mark’s current Ironman PB is 9.35 which he achieved at IM Cervia (Italy).
This season with the cancellation of many races, he was lucky enough to run the New Forest Trail marathon grabbing 2nd place overall in a time of 2hrs 57mins.
Mark studied Sports Science at Hartpury College and is a qualified level 1 British Triathlon Coach.
He believes there are three things that are essential to making progress in Triathlon: consistency, sustainability and balance to your training.
Over the years he has changed the way he trains. He understands the importance of family life and work, which is integrated pretty easily with his training schedule. This is a methodology that Mark takes in coaching athletes.