Member stories - Paul May


Every triathlete has been on a journey and has a story to tell – why not tell us yours and you could feature in one of our member spotlights!

To kick things off, one of our British Triathlon Age-Group team members, Paul May, has shared some of his stats with us, let us know where he plans to take his multi-sport journey and how his achievements have inspired some very important people.

As a keen triathlete for many years, Paul May is looking to qualify for the British Triathlon Age-Group Aqua Bike European Championships in Ibiza later this year. On making the choice to compete at a higher level and represent his country, Paul wants to focus on the areas that he feels are his strongest; the swim and bike legs, which is why an Aqua Bike event would suit him perfectly.

It’s safe to say that his results speak for themselves; from a 2.7km swim in 37minutes to a 46mile ride travelling at an average of 19.8mph, Paul is also a full distance Ironman finisher.

Paul’s love of triathlon is also starting to spread to other members of his family; his two daughters (aged 11 and nine) have both been taking part in triathlons since they were eight years old and would love to follow in the footsteps of the Brownlee Brothers and compete professionally. Their triathlon club; Yorkshire Vikings are even referring to them as the ‘May Sisters’.

In 2017, the girls completed 5 triathlons and raised over £900 for charity in support of their grandmother who has twice survived breast cancer. The May’s are a family who know what they want, as the girls dreams are to compete at the Olympics and also run an ice cream van they want to call ‘Olympic Ice Creams’.

Paul’s hoping that if he can qualify for the British Triathlon Age-Group Team it will go a long way in inspiring his daughters to achieve their goals.

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