Colin Wightman

Name: Colin Wightman

Athletic Background: Started running in 2009 aged 39 and triathlon in 2010. Formerly 4 stone overweight.

Biggest sporting achievement to date?: Finishing Ironman Barcelona in 10:52:18

Favourite workout?: Trail running Open water swimming and 16k.cycle TT

Least Favourite Workout?: Pool swimming

Worst Habit ?: Beer

Favourite song to train to / motivate?: Never listen to music for triathlon training, only for spinning and elliptical and that would be hard house, old school or speed garage.

Something about you that many people do not know?: Bags of marbles for knees.

If you could tell other athletes one thing you have learned so far in your training what would it be?: To rest when your body needs it. Even if that means two three or four days off.

What is your ultimate goal as an athlete?: Just to be able to keep running. Oh and MAYBE swim the channel one day!

Favourite Race / Course?: Ironman Barcelona and Outlaw half.

What's your most memorable racing moment?: Crossing the finish line at Ironman Barcelona in 2015 in disbelief at my time.

Any unusual race day routines or superstitions?: I always clipper my hair on race weekend.

What race / event / ride is on your bucket list?: Ironman Cairns

Swim: Aquasphere phantom wetsuit, Zoggs predator flex goggles

Bike: Dolan Stryke bike Casco speedster lid

Run: Brooks pureconnect and pureflow trainers

Nutrition of choice: Powerbar

What piece of equipment couldn't you live without?: Garmin GPS watch