Sam is a Professional Triathlete currently based at the National Triathlon Performance Centre in Cardiff, United Kingdom. After picking up the sport of triathlon before starting university in 2010, coming from a football playing background, Sam soon found his feet and over the next 4 years was one of the highest achieving BUCS athletes picking up 4 BUCS titles and 9 individual podiums. Whilst studying, Sam also saw success on the elite national ITU circuit with a 3rd place at the London Triathlon in 2014 and a bronze medal at the Senior Elite Sprint Triathlon Championships in Liverpool. These successes helped him qualify for the 2014 World University Championships in Brasilia, Brazil where he placed 13th.
After finishing university, Sam moved back to home to London, England to take up a full-time coaching position at Whitgift School where he assisted with the running of very successful Modern Pentathlon and swimming programmes. Whilst working, Sam managed to balance training and racing with his demanding working hours producing some note worthy results. These included; a 2nd place finish at Zurich 5150 behind Olympian Sven Riederer, claiming an overall win in the prestigious Castle Series and taking home four of the six British/English triathlon titles on offer in 2018.
At the end of 2018 Sam made the decision to step away from his full-time coaching role to see what he could achieve with more time to focus on training and racing. This decision paid off and in only his second professional middle distance race Sam put in a superb performance to snatch 3rd at Challenge Lisboa, climbing onto the podium alongside Olympian Ruedi Wild and Pablo Gonzalez Depena. Over the course of the 2019 season Sam picked up eight more podium finishes with three victories at the Chantilly Olympic Triathlon, Gower Standard Triathlon and the Hever Castle Gauntlet, these helped him to a 2nd place overall in the tightly fought Welsh Triathlon Super Series for 2019.
The upcoming season is Sam's first with a full winters training behind him and we are all excited to see what he can produce with lots of gains in performance still to be made.