Introduce yourself, tell us more about your?
My name is James Watts (JP). I live in Henley on Thames with my wife Nicky and daughters- Bea and Darcey. Originally i’m from Grimsby 🙂 Spent 10 years rowing before taking up triathlon.
Tell us what made you do your 1st triathlon?
The rowing season for me would always finish at the end of June (Henley Regatta) and I wanted something to keep me fit over the summer, so a few of the guys from my crew signed up for an Olympic distance triathlon.
Where is your favorite venue that you have competed ?
Ironman Austria – done it 3 times!
What is your best performance to date?
Ironman Austria 2017- 10hrs 53mins
Wargrave Triathlon 2019 – 11th
What are your goals for the next 12 months?
Race more and get faster on the bike! I will probably aim to do a TT each week and 3 Half Ironman events across the season.
Which athlete do you most admire?
Matthew Pinsent – a rowing legend. Closer to home, I would also say Alex Partridge (Double Olympic medalist rower). Alex and I have been close friends for many years and he has always been so supportive around my sporting journey. Watching Alex win his medal at London 2012 at Dorney Lake was inspiring.
If you had to compete in another sport, which sport would it be and why?
Rugby – I absolutely love it, but have no hand eye coordination.