Ed Beech

ed-beech-profileIn 2010 I was somewhere between 17 & 18 stone in weight and I decided things needed to change when it was a struggle to put my socks on. So I cut out the junk food and started walking and swimming before work (breast stroke only), I always enjoyed cycling when I was younger so I decided to add cycling into my new regime. As the weight continued to drop off a friend of mine suggested I joined a local running club where he was a member of, this was about the time of the London Olympics where I saw triathlon on the tv for the first time. I realised I was doing all three disciplines and decided I was going to enter my first tri (Hereford Sprint 2013) and I have not looked back since!

So far I have completed sprint up to half ironman distance triathlons having done Majorca and UK 70.3 in 2014. I am currently training towards my first full Ironman in 2015. My favourite discipline is the cycling but I am learning to love all three. My triathlon achievement to date was coming third overall at Shrewsbury Sprint triathlon in 2013.

Outside of triathlon my hobbies include coffee and cake! I also enjoy clay pigeon shooting and have a passion for motorbikes. However the more I get into triathlon the more it takes over my life! I have also gained my level one coaching qualification through my tri club SYTri.

TTT was recommended to me by Phil Murphy who I first met at Shrewsbury Triathlon Club and I joined the team under the coaching of Tony­ in June 2014. Being new to the sport it has been a real advantage being coached by someone who has been there and done it, I didn’t want to waste time learning through trial and error myself.  I know that each session I do counts and that Tony’s experience and success in the sport will only take me forward in the direction I want to go.