1) How did you get into P1 AquaX?
I put a bit of weight of over the last couple of years and was looking for a way to lose it. I tried the gym but found it boring. Then tried kick boxing, but as I am short and tubby, I couldn't manage the high kicks. My good friend asked me to try AquaX and I was instantly hooked.
2) How’s the competition this year?
The competition in my class has improved. I have to race harder and have now had to join the gym. My wife loves the new body.
3) What’s the most challenging thing about racing?
I find that with racing predominantly in the sea, not knowing what conditions we will be racing in challenging. Although I do prefer the rough conditions. I have parted company from my ski on a few occasions.
4) Which venue do you prefer – Cardiff or Bournemouth – and why?
I enjoy both locations for different reasons. Cardiff is the closest race for me and conditions can be a lot calmer in the bay.
Bournemouth is a beautiful location but last year was I think the roughest race conditions yet. The sea can be very unpredictable with large rolling waves. I have to mention I proposed to my wife there as well, unfortunately she said ‘no’. We’re married now, so all good.
5) Who’s your toughest competitor?
All the riders in my class are a threat, but new racer Paul Handley is giving me a run for my money. I took him for a curry before the last race… it didn't work.