Susie Cheetham

Triathlon

Competitive runner turned triathlete, Susie Cheetham has an impressive number of 70.3 and full Ironman podiums to her name, as well as two sixth-place finishes at the Ironman World Championships in Kona. 2019 was a particularly strong year, with first place at Ironman Hamburg at a pace that set a new course record.

  • Ironman Hamburg 2019 new course record

“The more Forth Edge results I’ve had, the better I’ve been able to compare previous results, and therefore discover what is normal for me. Last year I had elevated white blood cell results and inflammation compared to previous results. It came 5 weeks after a bad cold that I thought I was over, but turns out I wasn’t, and I could adapt my training accordingly.”

Susie got into triathlon when she decided to join her partner in his Ironman training. Unsurprisingly, as a former competitive runner for Great Britain, she excelled at the running element, but she was also faster than her partner on the bike. At her first triathlon in 2011 – Ironman 70.3 Antwerp – she took an impressive sixth place and shortly afterwards turned professional.

Over the following years she has clocked up an impressive number of 70.3 and full Ironman podiums and taken sixth place at the Ironman World Championships in Kona twice.

Susie’s performance in 2019 was particularly strong, with a win at Ironman Hamburg at a pace that set a new course record in the process.

Training with input from Forth Edge has meant that Susie has been able to monitor her body for signs of stress or illness so she can adapt her training and nutrition to help her body recover.

Susie's Favourites

Q. What is your Pre-competition meal?

A. Depends where I am in the world but either a plain pizza or plain rice and chicken! Nothing exciting!

Q. What is your go-to treat?

A. Almond croissant or Cookie!

Q. Favourite music for motivation?

A. I can’t keep on one song for more than a week!

Q. What Superhero would you be?

A. If there was a superhero that saved all the stray dogs in the world, that’s what I’d be!

Career Highlights

2019 Ironman Hamburg

New course record

2017 Ironman South American Champs
2017 Ironman 70.3: South Africa, Luxembourg & Dublin
2016 Ironman 70.3 Dublin
2015 & 2017 Ironman World Championships Kona

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