Race Buddy Ross Macdonald
I am a Race Host for Race Force at the Always Aim High events in 2016 and I am really excited about making sure everyone is ready to race hard and enjoy the Slateman, Sandman and Snowdonia Triathlons.I am now 28 and have been competing in triathlon for 16 years (!). I have raced in the British Elite Super Series and the British Elite Duathlon Champs. I have won my Age-Group at the World Duathlon Champs and finished 12th overall at the UK 70.3 Championships, but my greatest achievement was finishing Ironman Zurich in sub-10 hours.My sole Ironman was both my greatest achievement and my worst racing experience. I absolutely nailed the bike to put me up with the pro’s 10km into the run, but I got carried away, forgot that we were running in 36 degree heat, and was walking at half-way. Crossing the line in sub-10, despite this, was awesome, but I have never felt that bad within a race. From that race I learnt to stick to my own race strategy, keep to my nutrition plan, and not to get big-headed and think I can run a 2:30 marathon off the bike!
In 2016 I am aiming for a fast long-course time at Challenge Roth. In 2017… even bigger plans!!!
I am a member of the British Military Fitness Race Team and compete in Obstacle-Course Racing for them around the world. Racing in both OCR and triathlon means I compete too much and train too hard- but life is for living so what the hell! I get through loads of kit and my clothing of choice is 2XU compression, HUUB wetsuits and inov-8 shoes. I live on Clif Builder’s Bars. My recommended bikes are Wilier, Cube and Cervelo.
I met Kate, founder of Race Force, at the World 70.3 Championships in Zell Am See, Austria. I could tell straight away that Kate was part of a fun team who want to make sure their clients can enjoy their event, by making everything as easy as possible. I am looking forward to helping with this side, but also getting to know the social-side as well!
I am always up for training with new people so get in contact if you want to join me, especially if you are in the London area.
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