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We have recently agreed to sponsor our first lady athlete!
Kerry contacted us last week and had noticed that all our other sponsored athletes were male so she put us to the test to see if we would consider sponsoring her. I must say that after reading her CV, it was impossible to say no!
Kerry MacPhee International Triathlete
Stats: Height: 5’7” Weight: 57kg
Clubs: Stirling Triathlon Club, Central AC
Cross-triathlon | Xterra| Cross-Country Running | Mountain Biking
World: 2011: 2nd Age Group female Cross Triathlon World Champs and 2nd Female overall.
British: 2011: British Cross-Triathlon Champion
Scottish: 2011: Scottish Cross-Triathlon Champion
2010: Scottish Cross-Triathlon Champion (course record)
2011: 1st Stirling Sprint Duathlon 2011: 1st Craggy Island Triathlon and 5th Overall
2011: 1st Tighnabruaich Triathlon 2011: 1st, 3rd & 2nd East District league X-country meet 1, 2 & 3
2011: 1st Stirling Triathlon 2010-12: 1st, 1st, 1st, 2nd Glentress Winter Duathlon Series
2011: 2nd Durty Cross-triathlon 2011: Dalbeattie Hardrock duathlon Challenge (course record)
2011: 1st Ben Kenneth Hill Race (course record) 2010: 1st Half-Ben Nevis Triathlon (course record)
2010: 1st Bishopbriggs Triathlon
2011: Selected to Represent Scotland East-District at the Celtic Nations Cross-Country Cup
2011: Selected to be part of ‘Gold for Glasgow’ 2014 Talent ID programme for cycling
2011: Triathlon Scotland Junior Coach of the Year
2011: Stirling Triathlon Club Athlete of the Year
2011: Shortlisted as Stirling Council Senior athlete of the year and junior coach of the year
2010: Stirling Triathlon Club Newcomer of the year
At the end of 2011 having progressed quickly to World and British medallist, I was granted my professional triathlete’s licence and I am now eligible to race as an elite. My goals for 2012 are to build on the success of 2011 and be competitive in the European Xterra tour (http://www.xterraeurope.com/). I am aiming to break into the top 10 on my debut and rise to top 5 by the end of the season. Short-term goals I have in place to achieve this are to swim consistently under 20 minutes for 1500m, increase my threshold power output on the bike by 12% and run sub-35min 10km consistently. Moving forward from this I am aiming to continue to race Xterra up until 2015 and beyond before moving up to ironman 70.3 and eventually ironman distance. I also have the commonwealth games in sight. As well as a number of domestic races, 2012 races I am going to target are:
Feb: Scottish National Cross-Country Champs July: Xterra France and European Cross-triathlon Champs
March: Stirling Duathlon Aug: Xterra Czech and Xterra Germany
May: Xterra Italy and ITU World Champs (Alabama) Sept: Xterra Switzerland and Half-Ben Nevis
I come from the Outer Hebridean island of South Uist and I am a fluent Gaidhlig speaker. I came to Stirling initially to study at the university and graduated with a BSc in Physical Education and an MSc in Sport Management. I took up triathlon 2 years ago, joining the local triathlon club and have continued to go from strength to strength. I coach regularly with Stirling triathlon club as well as mentor younger triathletes. I enjoy using my position to be a positive role model to young aspiring athletes as well as young people in general who are looking to lead a healthier, active lifestyle. I am an active member of the Stirling sporting community I am also a volunteer coach and mentor for a girls run group called girls2run. I am currently in part-time employment with Triathlon Scotland as a membership development administrator and I also work 1-2 days per week with running shoe specialists The Running Company.
Gaidhlig Media: I regularly participate in Gaidhlig radio sports reviews and BBC Alba features and have recently been asked to be a mentor/presenter in a healthy lifestyle/triathlon documentary spanning 6 half hourly programmes. The proposal and screen test can be seen on request.
TV: I featured heavily on an episode of The Adventure Show this year during filming of The Craggy Island Triathlon and I have now been ask if the team can follow me out to my first xterra’s in Europe as a follow on program.
Newspapers Magazines: I have had significant coverage in central Scotland newspapers and UK triathlon magazines as well as features in Swedish Runners World who made a documentary on hill running in Scotland.
Other: Xterra is the sport Lance Armstrong has chosen to participate in having retired from cycling and placed 15th at the world champs in Hawaii last year. As a result of this, interest in the sport and media surrounding it is continuing to grow.
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