64 minutes | Feb 17, 2021

Sophie Coldwell and Tom Evans in Conversation

Sophie Coldwell is a British triathlete and her fiancé Tom Evans is an ultra runner. Sophie’s a front-pack swimmer, she represented England at the Commonwealth Games in 2018 and was 9th at the Olympic Qualification event in Tokyo.  Tom's background couldn't be more different, a British Army captain, he entered Marathon des Sables in 2017 after a bet. He ended up finishing 3rd. He won the 101km race at the UTMB in 2018 and finished 3rd at Western States in 2019. He's turned his attention to the road and hopes to qualify for the Olympic marathon. You'll hear05:25 How they met10:07 Their love for their chickens that they keep at home20:25 What Tom really thinks of triathlon and Sophie's opinion of Tom's training34:15 Tom's background in the army and how that helps his mental resilience40:55 The different sponsorship opportunities between ultra running and Olympic distance triathlon - Sophie doesn't have a wetsuit sponsor for 2021, despite being one of the best swimmers in the sport47:35 Sophie's Olympic goals49:48 Tom's marathon hopes52:45 How they chill out and switch off from sportFind out more about this week's guest - Sophie Coldwell and Tom EvansSophie Coldwell InstagramTom Evans InstagramLike what you heard?Let me know! Connect with Inside Tri Show across Social Media, just search Inside Tri Show or click on the icons belowWin a unique Inside Tri Show bobble hatSimply sign up for my regular newsletters before the end of February 2021! All new and existing subscribers will go into a draw for a chance to win the one-off hat from Fudge Hats.GET YOUR HANDS ON AN EXCLUSIVE EPISODE!Sign up to be a vino buddy or a training buddy on Patreon and get your hands on the latest patrons-only exclusive episode, including a wonderful interview with Rosie Swale Pope PLUS unheard snippets with Joanna Rowsell and Hannah Grant.You can still support me and support the show by clicking here to buy me a coffee every so often by becoming a Patron of the Inside Tri Show.Supporters of the showLong Range Fuel are phenomenally tasty nut butters from Resilient Nutrition, enhanced by cutting edge science, to boost your stamina, keep you calm and alert and bolster your resilience. Get 10% off by using the code insidetri10 or go direct via this link.33 Fuel – natural and very yummy sports nutrition. For your chance to win 3 months supply of award winning 33 Fuel Ultimate Daily Greens, enter the draw by clicking on this link. And as always, use the code INSIDETRI33 for a discount at checkout at www.33fuel.com.Komfuel - Like a pic' n mix of sports nutrition through your letterbox! Listeners can get 20% off all orders or advance sweat tests using the code: INSIDETRI at www.komfuel.co.ukFind out more about HelenHead over to Helen's website to find out more about her.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy
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