Jodie Stimpson

Location: Sandwell
Mastered: Professional Triathlete

In 2013 Jodie finished runner-up in the ITU World Triathlon Series and was also Aquathlon World Champion of the year 2006, U23 vice Triathlon World Champion of the year 2008, 2009 British Triathlon Champion and 2010 British Triathlon Super Series winner.

She started swimming at her local club Oldbury Swimming club at just 4 years old...

"From that day on it was clear that sport was for me, as I would love winning from an early age. I even loved swimming up an age group to be racing with and against the older girls.

My uncle Derek (who when I was younger I called Auntie Derek) first introduced me to the sport of triathlon when I was just 8 years old. It didn’t take long for him and my dad to realise I had potential. My training at that age was mainly on a Tuesday evening where I remember cycling around Langley Leisure Centre several times, then straight into the pool for 2 hours swim training, before finally running home with my dad. Quite an intense training day for an 8 year old!

I was entered into the Milk Series, which was held at Appleby, near to the Lake District, when I was 9 years old and ended up winning my first triathlon. At this age I wasn’t too worried about whether my glasses were taped to my helmet or my equipment was in the correct place, all I wanted to do was make my dad proud (naturally the competitor in me came out even at 9 years old!)

That was where and how this whole journey started… under the guidance of my dad and Auntie, sorry I now mean Uncle Derek, my Triathlon seed had been planted."

Find out more about Jodie's races and accomplishments here...