For any budding stalkers out there who might want to follow me around, you can see my planned race schedule for this year by clicking here or on the ‘2015 Events’ tab from the main menu.
I say ‘planned’ because it might be subject to change. Following the decision to exclude my category from the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games Triathlon, there is some uncertainty about how this year will shape up because: –
- We don’t yet know how many of my fellow PT5 athletes will continue in Paratri as some may well choose to try their hand at Ironman, transfer to another sport or retire
- It is therefore unclear how difficult it will be to gain race start at ITU World Series events – crucial in order to gain points towards the World rankings
- We will once again be completely self funded, including costs associated with racing with a guide. This will likely limit the number of events (especially internationals) that we can compete at
- British Triathlon will apparently only be selecting one athlete to compete at the European and World Championships for each of the non-Paralympic categories. Until the selection policy is released it’s hard to know which events to prioritise
So, it’s really just a case of seeing how things work out. Whatever happens I’m sure I will be doing some interesting and fun events in 2015!
Keep an eye on the calendar page – I will try to update it regularly if there are any changes.