Alastair Burgwin

Age-Group: 25-29

Occupation: work for a house builder.

Competing in triathlon since: 2014

Favourite Triathlon and why: I have two favourites. The first is ironman Mallorca I did in September last year. It was my first ironman and despite not being the time I wanted, it was a fantastic event and I am now an ironman. My other favourite is a half iron distance in Whitchurch in the summer of last year. I had a great race and ended up with a pb in each of the 3 disciplines.

2016 Tri season aims: I am doing Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire and Ironman Zurich.

Since joining absolute tri I have taken part in two events. The first was a duathlon at Rutland water. It was a well organised event with a good course but it was a cold day. The run is flat but the bike is undulating. I enjoyed this race and would recommend it. 
The other race was Loughborough half marathon. This was the first half marathon I ever did a few years ago and I was keen to see how much I had improved by. This is a tricky course with an off road hill, which given the time of year was muddy and very slippy. I took 10 minutes off my previous pb and 26 minutes of from the last time I did this race.