Our Pro athlete interview for February 2012 is the amazing long distance triathlete Emma-Kate Lidbury!
Home town: Cricklade, Wiltshire
Currently live: Oxford
Coach: Matt Dixon of purplepatch
Favourite training session: long run or bike hill reps
Least favourite training session: cold wet rides
Sporting history: competitive swimmer aged 11-18. Took up triathlon aged 25
Sporting ambitions: be the best I can be
Food: absolutely love – chocolate, cake, ice cream, steak & chips, tuna steak with huge salad, roast beef with all the trimmings, chilli
Food: love but really aren’t allowed to have: no such thing!
Favourite training fuel: High5 4:1
Favourite piece of sporting kit.. Focus Izalco Chrono TT bike
Favourite music: This changes all the time – at the moment Amy Macdonald, Adele, PJ Harvey and Natalie Merchant are all among my “most played”
If I wasn’t a Professional athlete I would be.. very frustrated and bored!
Biggest fear: not making the most of every opportunity
Proudest moment in my life so far is… in terms of triathlon, it’s winning the three 70.3 titles in 2011
Favourite / best piece of advice you have been given: never stop believing. Never give up.