We had a quick catch up with Aquathlon athlete Yiannis to find out how his preparation had been going ahead of the World Champs that took place on July 12th.
Training has gone well, and fine tuning started 6 weeks before the World Championships to ensure I was in tip top condition for my target event of 2018. I went to Cyprus on holiday in May to visit family and for some warm weather training – I managed to fit lot of quality sessions even though it was scorching! I also had two aquathlon races in May and made the podium in both, phew I was on the right track! These races were a good gauge of where I was ahead of the World Championships. My target was to make the top ten, training has been going well so I was feeling confident… Swimming has been my main improvement this year with the help of my coach and I’ve seen a good decrease in my times since working with him. Running wise I am quicker than last year too, a lot of this is down to extra strength training in the gym.
As well as keeping up to a busy training schedule I work full time for the NHS and have recently been promoted. As you may know, this year the NHS is celebrating being 70 years old and I was elected as one of 70 people that have achieved something while working for the NHS. This means I have been in the press, NHS social media channels, and in the magazines, that go out to all surgeries, hospitals, leisure centres.
Head to my social channels to see how I got on at the World Champs @Yiannis.christodoulou