Leeds-based Sam is a Commonwealth champion, former British Junior Champion and has represented Great Britain at ITU World Championships.
Sam is originally from York is a member of the UK Sport Lottery Funded World Class Performance Programme, based at the Leeds Triathlon Centre.
Sam and his brother Tom played every sport from county level hockey to basketball shoot-outs in the back garden whilst growing up. His dad was a reluctant swimmer, preferring to play water polo, captaining the combined services water polo team. His mother was a county level gymnast.
Two years after his introduction to the sport, Sam was the British junior champion and topped the table at the British Triathlon Super Series in 2015. In 2016, he won silver at the ETU European Championships and represented GB at the ITU World Championships.
Sam's older brother, Tom, also represents the Great Britain Age Group triathlon team. They both competed on the Gold Coast at the ITU World Championships in 2018. Sam won silver in the U23 elite race at the ITU World Championships on the Gold Coast.
Sam took gold at the 2019 Tartu ETU Triathlon European Cup and Baltic Championships in July, as well as the Karlovy Vary ITU Triathlon World Cup. He also won silver at the Kazan ETU Sprint Triathlon European Championships. His year was closed out with a final gold medal at the Constanta ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup where he took the podium with British teammate Calum Johnson.
After limited racing opportunities due to the pandemic in 2020, Sam returned to international racing at AJ Bell 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds, his first World Series event as a senior athlete.
Sam was part of the British mixed relay team which won gold at the 2021 Europe Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championships in Kitzbühel, Austria, with Sam finishing seventh in the men’s race earlier in the Championships.
2022 was a busy year of racing for Sam with gold in the mixed relay at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham among his mixed relay successes which also included gold at World Triathlon Championship Series Hamburg and silver at the World Triathlon Mixed Relay Championships in Birmingham.
At Birmingham 2022, Sam recorded a top-20 finish in the individual race, as well as mixed relay gold, with his year also including podium finishes at both World Triathlon Cup Tongyeong and Europe Triathlon Cup Coimbra.
In February 2021, Sam hosted the Youth Sport Trust's After School Sport Club which you can view below.