News Update - January 2016

A great start to the year for Jamie who received the Tim Whitmore Cup for Sporting Excellence Award from Sussex Downs College, presented by the MP for Eastbourne and Willingdon, Caroline Ansell, and sponsored by TR Fastenings. Now it’s back to training ahead of the first race is on April 3rd in Windsor.

TR Fastenings Supports Uckfield Triathlete with Eyes on the Olympics!

TR Fastenings is delighted to be sponsoring Jamie Bedwell, an aspiring 17-year-old triathlete from Uckfield who hopes to be selected for the Olympic Games in the next ten years.

Jamie decided at the age of 14 that he wanted to pursue a career as a triathlete and as a result of around 20 hours a week of training alongside studying for A Levels at Sussex Downs College in Eastbourne, he is now racing for Great Britain in the British Super Series, a group of races that take place all over the UK and hopes to represent Great Britain in the European and World Championships.

“I love what I am doing and I am 100% committed to achieving my ambition of representing my country as a triathlete and am hugely grateful to TR Fastenings and my other sponsors for all their support and enabling me to follow my dream.”

Each week Jamie typically clocks up over 9.5km swimming, 150km cycling and 40km running; a grueling training schedule, but one he is wholly committed to.

“What struck me on meeting Jamie for the first time was his incredible maturity and sense of determination to succeed as a triathlete”

Geoff Budd, Trifast Director and European Managing Director, comments. “We wish him all the best and look forward to hearing about his progress next year.”

To keep up to date on Jamie's progress to the Olympic Games click here