Getting to know Tom: A Quick Q&A
How did you get into triathlon?
As an injured and mediocre runner at university, I ventured into riding and swimming. I entered a sprint tri for some fun and which led to qualifying for the age group world champs, and I've been hooked ever since.
What's your goal race?
70.3 Sunshine Coast (half Ironman) this September.
One triathlon tip you wish you knew earlier?
The importance of proper fuelling during and post-training. It's a game-changer for performance and recovery.
Your go-to Roam product?
Sipping on some Vanilla Protein Powder on my way to work after a hard swim sets me up well for the day.
Current favourite training or racing song to amp you up?
"Charger" by Gorillaz. But ask me tomorrow, and it might change!
Your top recovery tip?
Rest is golden. Don't feel guilty about taking a day off.
A fun fact about you?
Beyond triathlon and my full-time job as an aeronautical engineer, I coach a junior triathlon program in the summer. And in my spare time, you'll find me in my garage, designing 3D-printed bike components.