How did you first get involved in your sport?
Started as a swimmer and developed from there. Really enjoyed cycling and used to run around the field at lunch time....so thought why not try triathlon!! Have always enjoyed training, so having the 3 sports appealed even more!!
What does a typical week look like for you?
Between 25-30h training. 5 early morning swims, 4 sessions on the bike - up to 5h during winter, 6 runs per week, including 2 run sessions and 3 gym sessions.
What do you enjoy the most about being a sportsperson?
Am living a childhood dream. Getting up in the morning and thinking I love what I'm doing. Visiting some amazing places around the world and meeting some amazing people. Feeling that when I am visiting local schools I am making a positive impact on their perception of sport.
What are your targets for the next 12 months?
Olympic qualification - domestique/team role. Improve world ranking to compete in World Series events. Non drafting events.
What are your long term aims?
Establish myself as a world leading triathlete. Currently very strong swimmer and cyclist. Doing non drafting events I would be able to demonstrate my strenghts at the 1st two disciplines to a greater extent. I love what I do every day, but in order to keep this going I need to make a living! Keeping injury free and developing confidence race by race I feel this will come. When I am retired from sport I wish to put back into triathlon and help others achieve their goals.
What do you do in your free time?
Relax and recover for the next session! Visit local schools promoting sport and triathlon.
- 2012 Lima ITU Premium Pan America Cup Elite - 7th
- 2011 Chile Pan American Cup Elite - 2nd (first Elite level international medal)
- 2011 Roatan Pan American Cup Elite - 3rd
- 2011 National Duathlon Championships - 4th
- Represtented GB at Youth, Junior, U23 and Senior Elite European Championships since 2001
- June 2008 team role in British World Triathlon Champion being crowned (Helen Tucker)
- June 2011 World Series Triathlon, Madrid (1st World Series event) - 40th
- 2008 British University Triathlon Champion
- 2007 National Junior Traithlon Championships - 1st
- 2006-2008 Multiple British University Time-Trial and Cyclo-Cross Champion
- World Series events and National Super Series
- European and World Championship selection/qualification
- 2016 Olympic Games
"Abbie is a strong athlete who trains full time combined with coaching and who has already had some sound international results. She has a real chance of being part of the GBR team for Rio." - Mhairi Billington, British Triathlon