Will James

What’s your favourite race?
It has to be IM Wales being a local race and for the atmosphere and support on race day.
Outlaw half, Nottingham in a close second.

What was your main sport before triathlon and to what level?
Rugby, position was number 8 although I started in the front row.

I played at County level  back when I was 18.

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Best triathlon moment?
Finishing IM Wales in 2019 &
finishing my first sprint triathlon 2017.

Which races are on the bucket list? 

Alpe d'Huez triathlon is on the bucket list and maybe Escape Alcatraz but not sure if I can outswim the sharks yet!!

How many fulls, how many halves?
1 full - Ironman Wales
4 halves and more to come!!

What is your ultimate triathlon goal?

To travel the world completing 70.3s. Sadly Covid put a stop to our Mallorca, Turkey and Poland 70.3 planned for 2020.

Who is your sporting hero?

Michael Schumacher-what he achieved and did for the sport of F1 is just amazing. His situation now is so sad.

Which triathlete would you like to meet? 

Cameron Wurf. 

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What was your proudest sporting moment?

This isn't one of my own but watching Nia finish her first 70.3 and this was also her first half marathon!
 

FunFacts
 

Pool or sea -Sea
Beer or wine = Beer!
Pasta or pizza = Pasta
Fish or meat = Meat
Cats or dogs = Dogs
Gym or Pain cave = Pain cave

Half or Full = Half. Every time!!

1-piece or 2-piece = One-piece

Strictly or Bake Off=Neither, but if I had to Bake Off!

Favourite food=Do enjoy a good burger and salty chips after an event but anyone who knows me will tell you it has to be ice cream, especially after a tough session. 

Sands Beach or Leisure Centre = Sands Beach- take me back!

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Favourite race Finisher shirts

Grey is IM Wales
Red for my virtual London Marathon
Maroon/purple my first tri, Carmarthen Sprint in 2017

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What was the last book you read?

Chasing Kona, book about how a heavy smoker with a non sporting background manages to knuckle down and qualify for Kona.

 

One bit of advice to a newbie 

Enjoy it! You don't need all the fancy kit to compete.
If you're not from a swimming background get lessons before bad habits set in (this is one thing I wish I had done)