If you’ve visited my home page, you may have realised that I am a keen triathlete. I am originally from Gibraltar and for those of you who do not know where that is, Gibraltar is located on the southern Iberian peninsula.
I was indeed born and brought up on that beautiful Rock where I pursued many sporting activities and is where my journey to triathlon began.
During my childhood I was a keen footballer during the winter months and enjoyed playing cricket under the Mediterranean sun. At the age of 13 in 2002 I was appointed as the captain of the Gibraltar Under 13s Cricket team. I represented Gibraltar in the European B Division. The following year I was appointed as vice-captain of the Gibraltar Under 15s Cricket team.
It was in 2001 where I also took up rowing thanks to a childhood friend, Alfred Morro. It was this sport that changed my outlook into competitive training and racing which led to where I am today. Rowing taught me how to manage my time between my studies and training. I learnt the essential skills of teamwork, communication, self-discipline, motivation and dedication to achieve targeted goals over the course of a training season.
As a result, I competed at the National Rowing Rowing Championships of Great Britain and obtained straight A’s in my GCSEs an A-Levels.
In 2007 I moved to Sheffield, UK to pursue a degree in Aerospace Engineering and Pilot Studies. I studied two courses in parallel for 4 years which was exhausting but simultaneously rewarding. During my time at Sheffield I got introduced to cycling by Paul Armstrong who I met at the rowing clubhouse in Sheffield. I was in the Sheffield University Rowing team between 2007 and 2009 after which I decided to take on a new challenge.
I began long distance running and cycling due to the time constraints from academic commitments. I could start running or cycling from home and finish at home. With rowing, I had to cycle to the dam, perform the rowing session and then cycle back. Therefore to obtain a 1 hour outing in a boat, I had to sacrifice my entire morning or afternoon. I managed to save time with running and cycling. I also participated in my first Half Marathon in 2009.
In 2011 I graduated from the University of Sheffield and also obtained my Commercial Pilot’s License. The summer of 2011 which I spent in Gibraltar, was my last summer as a student and it was during these months where I got addicted to triathlon.
Since then I have progressed in the sport of triathlon and in my career as an Aerospace Engineer.
Please visit my homepage to see follow my latest activities and what I’ve been up to over the past few years!