Here is some extra random information that might be of interest: –
Name: Iain Dawson
D.O.B: 10th December 1976
From: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Job: Physiotherapist working with people who have a learning disability
Year started Tri: 2009
Coach: Tim Williams – Perfect Condition (Cambridge)
Other interests: I don’t get a lot of spare time between work and triathlon, but I run a multi-sports club for people with learning disabilities once a week with other volunteers and have previously coached cycling sessions for a number of years.
Philosophy: Take it as it comes.
Favourite Tri discipline: As an ex-international bike rider, it has to be cycling.
Least favourite Tri discipline: I’m not the quickest runner!
Best race: Retaking the World title in New Zealand at the end of 2012 (Guided by Luke Watson).
Worst race: Take your pick from any in 2011 – Injuries, mechanical problems and crashes galore.
Best bit of Tri kit: My Matrix tandem – great mix of alloy and carbon to give a light but strong bike…and it looks cool too!
Other sports: I used to play a bit of football, wheelchair basketball while at uni and had a go at cross country skiing once.
Dubious claim to fame: I believe I was the first Paratriathlete to be drug tested!
Even more dubious claim to fame: When I was about 15 I featured in an episode of Byker Grove on the BBC alongside Ant and Dec…
What’s the plan: Complete an Ironman…maybe.
And after that: Drink beer!