Participants

Beth POTTER

Beth POTTER
    Triathlon
Birth Date:  27 Dec 1991
Place of Birth:  Glasgow
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  26
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  168
Weight (Kg):  48

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
TRI Triathlon Women 12
Mixed Team Relay 7

Beth POTTER - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 9:31
Gold Medal Event Women Final
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 13:01
Gold Medal Event Mixed Team Relay Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 5000m 9 15:44.38
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 10,000m 5 32:33.36

Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 10,000m 34 33:04.34

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Women's 10,000m 21 32:15.88

Hobbies

Plays the saxophone, piano and clarinet (thepowerof10.info, 20 Sep 2017)


Occupation: Athlete (stellarathletics.co.uk, 20 Sep 2017)
Education: Physics at Loughborough University, England
Coach

PERSONAL: Mick WOODS (GBR) (thepowerof10.info, Sep 2017)


Other sports

Former national-level swimmer (trackfield97.com, 15 May 2014)


Injuries

In early 2012, returned from training camp in Kenya with a parasitic illness and missed four months of training. (inthewinningzone.com, Jan 2014) Six weeks before competing at London 2017 World Championships, diagnosed with a third metatarsal stress response and Achilles tendinitis. (medium.com, 21 Aug 2017)


Reason: "I used to compete at national level in swimming, so much of my time was dedicated to training for that. When I started making the British team and went to university, my focus turned towards running." (trackfield97.com, 15 May 2014)
Hero: British distance runner Stephanie TWELL, former British track cyclist Chris HOY (scottishathletics.org.uk, 04 Jun 2016; trackfield97.com, 15 May 2014)
Additional information

DOUBLING UP
Fifth in 10,000m at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, running personal best 32:33.36; ninth in 5000m.(dailymail.co.uk, 25 Feb 2017)


PERSEVERANCE
Injury and illness have made her consider quitting athletics several times but she has been helped by weekly sessions with a sports psychologist. "My outlook is much more positive now. I keep believing in myself if I am ill or injured or things just aren't going to plan. It took me a long time to be able to do that. There have been so many times after bad races or bad months of training where I've just wanted to chuck it. I'm glad I didn't." (scottishathletics.org.uk, 04 Jun 2016)


FURTHER STUDIES
Postgraduate certificate in education at St Mary's University, Twickenham. (LinkedIn profile, Sep 2014)


TRANSITION
At start of 2017, quit her physics teaching job in London and moved to Leeds to train with triathletes Jonny and Alistair BROWNLEE as part of a transition from athletics to triathlon. “The squad is great and it has obviously paid off, doing all that biking and swimming. I am doing a lot less running - the volume hasn't been as big but I am doing way more aerobic." (bbc.com, 21 May 2017)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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