Nathan Pask enjoyed his first taste of international triathlon representing Great Britain at the World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand.
The 36-year-old Londoner toughed it out in windy conditions to finish 39th (4th British finisher) in the hard fought 35-39 age category, Olympic distance event.
“Based on my results throughout the year I had a very conservative swim by my standards. The conditions were tricky. I made up for it with a solid bike leg and then finished it off with one of my best ever runs to date.”
Like many age-group athletes Nathan, a chartered surveyor and company director, fits training around his busy work and social life.
“Having a coach has really helped me go from a weekend warrior to competing on behalf of Great Britain, which in Olympic year makes me really proud.”
As an established runner, the main aims of Nathan’s training were to develop his swim technique and his power on the bike.
“It’s been a very successful first season. Nathan has achieved all his objectives and is really beginning to develop as a smart athlete. I’m really looking forward to working with Nathan in 2013 as he continues to develop his ability to compete on the world stage.” said his coach, Toby.