Jamie Platts

Triathlon


Key Achievements

  • Swimming and playing water polo at regional and national level.
  • Completing Enduroman (2.8 miles swim, 112 miles bike and 26.2 miles run) finishing in 3rd
  • Completing Ironman Frankfurt in 2016.
  • Finishing 3rd place at the Leeds Castle Olympic Distance Triathlon in 2017.
  • Qualifying to represent GB age-groupers at the Challenge Almere-Amsterdam Long Distance triathlon.

Future Goals

  • To represent in GB Age-Groupers at the World Championships in various distances.
  • To inspire a new generation of young triathletes.

Profile

Age: 27

Jamie is currently a secondary school teacher at the Folkestone Academy and has been competing at triathlon for 4 years now, prior to this swam and played water polo for Hythe Aqua. Jamie moved over to triathlon as he was inspired by his swimming coach Mike Smith and was encouraged to race at a number of triathlon events.  Jamie’s preferred distance soon became Long distance triathlon which consists of 2.8 miles swim, 112 miles bike and 26.2 miles run. In 2014 Jamie finished 3rd overall at the ironman distance race called ‘Enduroman’, New Forest. Most recently Jamie competed at the Ironman European Championships, Frankfurt where he posted a quick enough time to qualify for GB Age-groupers at the upcoming Challenge Almere-Amsterdam Long Distance race. Between training for the long course events Jamie has started to compete at Olympic distance and middle distance triathlons to gain more experience in other distance to further better his overall performance.

Jamie is sponsored by Robson- Co, Wheeleaze and Crosskeys.

“Established over 60 years ago Robson & Co maintains traditional values of a face to face high quality service and customer care. In recent years we have undergone a back room transformation and introduced the latest technology to ensure transactions are dealt with quickly and efficiently. We continue to widen the services we offer so that our clients can obtain advice and assistance in relation to all of their legal needs. We now offer buying and selling house, commercial leases and property, business creation and structuring, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, mediation, divorce and all types of family law. We have traditional values with a modern approach.”