Hello! I'm Olivier

A plant-based triathlete

About Me

A French guy speaking French with a British accent. And English with a French one. Husband, Dad (best in the world) and 🐶 Dog Owner. ☕ Coffee and Zwift addict. Remotely Coached from Spain. Chasing a dream: Become An IronMan (not the one who flies).

YOB: 1973
Club: Berkshire Tri Squad (webmaster)
Ambassador: Limar Helmet & Sundried (30% discount for you)
Address: Bracknell, U.K.
Coach: PMT Crew, Spain

Activities

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Event Result

2020 – Club: Berkshire Tri Squad

Date Event Distance Run Bike Run FT Cat Position
26-29/06 IMVR13 Championship series 3km Run, 40km ROUVY Ride, 10km Run 0:11:45 1:03:23 0:41:42 1:56:50 M45-49 All: 118/4501
AG: 21/962
19-21/06 IMVR12 Championship series 5km Run, 90km ROUVY Ride, 21km Run 0:20:00 2:25:08 1:35:31 4:20:39 M45-49 All: 117/1146
AG: 18/205
12-14/06 IMVR11 Championship series 3km Run, 40km ROUVY Ride, 10km Run 0:14:55 1:02:49 0:44:53 2:02:37 M45-49 All: 347/1518
AG: 54/279
05-07/06 IMVR10 Championship series 3km Run, 40km Ride, 10km Run 0:12:55 0:58:16 0:43:05 1:54:16 M45-49 All: 227/2056
AG: 33/405
22-24/05 IMVR 8 3km Run, 40km Ride, 10km Run 0:12:10 0:57:00 0:42:38 1:51:48 M45-49 All: 112/7907
AG: 27/1664
08-10/05 IMVR 6 3km Run, 40km Ride, 10km Run 0:11:46 0:59:46 0:11:45 2:00:12 M45-49 All: 722/12742
AG: 122/2545
17-19/04 IMVR 3 1.5km Run, 20km Ride, 5km Run 0:07:10 0:30:55 0:22:12 1:00:17 M45-49 All: 2221/20262
AG: 310/3405
10-12/04 IMVR 2 3km Run, 40km Ride, 10km Run 0:12:52 1:04:51 0:47:08 2:04:51 M45-49 All: 1852/11977

2019 – Club: Berkshire Tri Squad

Date Event Distance Swim Bike Run FT Cat Position
22/09 Conquer The Chilterns Sprint+ 750m river, 30k, 5k 00:15:09 00:53:55 00:21:09 1:34:44 MV40 Cat: 1st
Gender: 2nd
All: 3rd
01/09 Reading Olympic 1.5k lake, 40k, 10k 00:32:47 1:18:06 00:47:06 2:41:43 V40-49 Cat: 3rd
Gender: 5th
All: 8th
16/06 IronMan 70.3 Les Sables d’Olonne 1.9k sea, 90k, 21.2k 00:30:19 2:43:12 1:48:14 5:11:53 M45-49 Cat: 106
Gender: 669
All: 700
01/06 Blenheim Palace Sprint 750m lake, 29.8k, 5.4k 00:15:00 00:35:18 00:23:58 1:19:50 M45-49 Cat: 8th/420
Gender: 94/2714
All: 94/4168

2020 – Club: Berkshire Tri Squad

Date Event Distance Run Bike Run FT Cat Position
08/03 Tough Runner Bucks Duathlon 5k trail, 21k, 5k trail 00:21:45 00:41:28 00:24:18 1:30:06 M45-49 Cat: 2nd
Gender: 6th
All: 6th
08/02

Winter Dorney Olympic

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Running Reading
Dorney Lake

How I Became a Triathlete

Young, I had asthma. Badly. So badly I’ve ended up in the hospital with tubes up my nose – or maybe throat – I can’t remember much.

Therefore, I didn’t go for endurance sports. I’ve chosen the one where I could control my effort and breathing: fencing, tennis, rowing, cycling (mainly to school and later on to work), skiing, and somehow swimming. Which helped a lot as France is surrounded by seas and ocean. .

My asthma got better after long years of treatment, having tons of injections and trips to Paris to a specialised hospital. But nevertheless I’ve carried on with as little endurance sports as possible.

I did love sport. And after my ‘BAC’ (A-level) I went to pass some exams to enter a sport university: Bordeaux, Orleans, montpellier. All required a good level in multiple sports and the competition was fierce. I remember passing a Volleyball test in Montpellier with one of the French team international youngster. I didn’t get in. And studied electronics and maths instead (not brilliantly I have to say). Partying was far more interesting.

Anyway, I moved in the U.K. and decided to join the local volleyball club, MVC. Then played for Reading / Thames Valley and made my way up to the top of the national league. I was part of the creme de la creme. When we got relegated, I’ve decided my time was up and looked for something else to do.  One of my good friend in France was into triathlon, and I decided I would have a go at it. And never stopped since.  

 

Recent Blog Post

Training, events, races, plant-based recipes, discover more in my blog.

Energy balls/bars

Homemade energy balls are really simple to make and, because you’ve made them yourself, you know exactly what you are putting into them.

Olivier’s 10 Tips & Tricks For Triathlon

I've worked in technical support for many years and there is a response that comes up very often in our mind: RTFM (Read The Fucking Manual). Same goes to triathlon. Don't enter a race without checking the rules (you might need to attend the race briefing or rack your...

Chocolate Brownies

These are so easy to make and many brownies recipes can simply be adapted to make them plant-based.