The Tri Training Harder Race Team introduces Ross Macdonald: top performing AG triathlete

Ross Macdonald

This is part of a series of articles introducing the members of the Tri Training Harder Race Team: number 1 in series of 6.

Age: 27

Main race: 70.3® Staffordshire (Qualifier for 70.3® World Champs)

Main aim: Podium at 70.3®  World Championships, Zell am See and gain a Professional license for 2016.

Thoughts on the race team: ‘this year the team seems stronger, faster and more prepared for the season ahead than ever due to the support of The Bosworth Clinic over the team weekend. Good times ahead!’

What’s in store for 2015:

Ross looks to have an exciting year ahead of him as he heads into his third season on the Tri Training Harder race team. He will be racing along with all the other team athletes at 70.3® Staffordshire in June, hoping to secure himself a slot at the 70.3® World Championships. He will continue to race in Olympic distance races along with running the London Marathon in April which he will use as training in the lead up to his most important races this year.
Whether racing on or off-road, Ross is consistently near the top and definitely has the potential to realise his ambitions to Podium at the 70.3® World Championships and achieve a sub-nine hour IRONMAN® in 2016.

Main race results 2013-2014:
70.3® Kronborg 2014: 4hrs 24mins, 10th overall in AG and 30th Overall.
Maldon Triathlon 2014: 1st place Overall.
Castle Howard 2014: 5th place Overall.
IRONMAN® Zurich 2013: 9hrs 55mins, 9th overall in AG and 59th Overall. This was his first long distance event. 
Throughout the past 2 years, Ross has also competed in multiple obstacle races, marathons and half marathons in which he has consistently finished in the top 5 overall.

Ross works in London for Sport Resolutions (UK), which allows him to combine his law degree and love for all sports. Sport Resolutions administers the National Anti-Doping Panel and National Safeguarding Panel in sport. In addition to this Ross is also studying for a Masters in ‘Sports Law and Practice’ by distance learning.

Ross has been competing in triathlons since the age of 12. Now at age 27, he has a great deal of experience in racing at all levels. In 2009 Ross came 9th male PRO and 14th overall at 70.3® UK in the same year he became the British Universities Multisport Champion.
Ross was Captain of Swansea University Triathlon Team from 2008 to 2010 whilst studying for his law degree and in 2010 was awarded Swansea University Sportsman of the Year, an award won the previous year by the Welsh International Rugby player, Alun Wyn Jones. Ross has competed at elite level in UK triathlon and duathlon scene, coming 5th in the UK elite duathlon championships in 2008. In 2012 Ross decided to try Age-Group racing for a year, racing in the 20-24 Age Category. Ross came 4th in the British Standard Distance Triathlon Championships and picked up a silver medal in the British Duathlon Championships. He followed this up by winning Gold in the 20-24 Age Group at the World Duathlon Championships in Nancy, France.
As well as multi-discipline competitions, Ross enjoys obstacle races and fell-running. For the past 6 years Ross has consistently finished in the top positions in the Survival of the Fittest Series, winning the Cardiff event in 2011 and coming 3rd in the London event in 2012. 

Follow Ross through the Tri Training Harder Race Team page on facebook. 
Also on twitter: @sportyross
The team outside the Tivoli Victoria Hotel, Portugal, where Tri Training Harder has it's training base.