YOUR Personal Training are proud to support sponsored athlete Bethan Jones ahead of the 2023 World Duathlon Championships taking place 29th April-7th May in Ibiza, Spain.
Bethan will be competing against athletes from across the world at this prestigious event and has already qualified for the 2024 event in Australia.
The event will see Bethan complete the sprint course of 5km run, 20km bike and 2.5k run, alongside 15 other athletes in Bethan’s category.
After qualifying for this event, Bethan has worked tremendously hard around her full time work as a maths teacher, to place herself in a position to compete with the worlds best amateur athletes. Bethan often dedicates 12-15 hours per week to her gruelling training regime and also follows a strict sports nutrition & recovery programme to support performance and recovery.
Looking ahead to the World Championships, Bethan commented: “I’m really excited to race, all the hard work is paying off and once Ibiza is complete I will be fully immersing myself into the next challenge - the Welsh Triathlon Super Series, which is made up of 6 races, a mix of sprint and standard triathlons”.
When asked where Bethan’s passion for triathlons came from Bethan said: “I was inspired from a young age through mum and dad who regularly competed in marathons. Triathlons weren’t such a big thing back then and have really boomed in recent years. Back in 2019 my sister Hannah started running and I thought, I want to try this! The atmosphere of race day and the feeling of accomplishment is something I found motivating. I joined a triathlon introduction course in 2020, pretty much starting from scratch to the point I needed to re-learn how to swim!…I then completed my first triathlon at the end of 2020 and basically got ‘the bug’! My partner Liam is also a professional triathlete as well as a coach so I am surrounded by people who have a shared passion”.
So what’s next for Bethan? “I am really loving competing, I have already qualified for the worlds in Australia next year and it would be a dream to compete out there…I’m determined to keep going and to see where the triathlon world takes me”.
YOUR Personal Training are honoured to sponsor such a talented athlete and to support Bethan on her journey. We wish her all the best at the World Championships and beyond.
Good luck, Bethan!