the next gen - Jamie Price

Jamie Price triathlete - Presca ambassador

At 23 and already having been Bahrain Nation champion twice, finishing 3rd at the Age Group World Championship in 2019 and most recently finishing in the top 15 in France for an ETU triathlon, Jamie Price is shaping up to be one to watch on the Triathlon scene. 

"I remember watching the 2012 Olympics on on TV, and seeing the Brownlee brothers do their thing.

I signed up for my first triathlon after this. I did quite well in the sense that I came out the water in first place, but then I couldn't really ride a bike very well or at all well.

I grew up in Devon and my family moved to Bahrain when I was starting my A levels, I was running and swimming fairly competitively. My dad was my run coach and my mum was not necessarily my swim coach, but she was a very good swim coach. In the Middle East they were big into their triathlon, it was sort of the only sport that had a lot of national backing. So I got into it again.

I was actually a modern pentathlete first. I was on the GB potential pathway. It's a bit of a weird sport, you swim, run, shoot, fence and ride over a weekend. Pentathlons actually how my parents met as well, they were both on the GB team. But I was wasn't great. I wasn't bad at riding a horse, but I wasn't great.

My first bike was my mum's mountain bike. I just would borrow it and ride around the lanes in Devon. After that, I saved up for quite a while and I bought a really cheap navy blue Viking road bike. My dad also bought one but he bought one that was slightly better than mine. I remember that vividly.

As far as cycling goes, it’s something that I've only really developed to to a high standard recently, within the past three years. With triathlon if you put in the work, you yield the results.

Jamie Price triathlete sitting on bike in Bristol

I’m 23 now and live in Cardiff with my partner. We met at preschool, we both used to horse ride when we were younger, but she's really taking it to another level.

I normally wake up at about 5am. I run to the swimming pool, which is 2.5 kilometres away, pretty much all uphill, which is nice, because you don't have wind chill and you can kind of get hot on the way to the pool, I swim for an hour and a half.

Then I run home and go to work for about 8am until five. This is my first year being 100% independent, not at university and not getting funding.

My degree in product design made me more conscious. We live in a culture that is very disposable, where people are really okay with buying and then just throwing away.

Not many people are aware that fashion is often described as the 3rd most polluting industry behind fuel and agriculture. If we could change the culture from just buy and throw away, we could make a bit of a dent in the current climate crisis.

I no longer have a car. It forces me to bike and run everywhere but it was also a conscious decision climate wise.

When I get home after work it’s normally dark so I ride on a turbo get my bike training in. And then that's all three disciplines in a day.

Jamie Price triathlete sitting on bike in Bristol

On my days off, I've been double swimming during the day. And that's when I also do my big bike rides, normally four hours plus. It'll be swim in the morning, try and get a run in, then ride and then swim in the evening again.

My swim was weak last season but I'm big believer in turning weaknesses into strengths. I’ve now brought my swim from being like dropped off at the back of the pack to having a 50 metre from crawl time that, in theory could get me into like the nationals for swimming.

I have a list of goals that I need to achieve. Saying them sounds a bit cocky but I would like to be British Super Series Champion and obviously, I'd like to get to the Commonwealth Games, however, that's up to other people.

A lot of the high end triathletes are really into the coffee, people get really into the technical side. I feel like if you get obsessed with sport, you get obsessed with controlling things in order to dictate the outcome.

Coffee is sort of similar in that way, you control how it's constructed, and the outcome will reflect the work that you put in.

A flat white with full fat milk is definitely the way to go because you have a good ratio of coffee to to milk. And as far as from the making it standpoint, flat white has the right texture of milk in order to do nice latte art.

You can tell when you've been delivered a flat white if it has been prepared properly, because if the latte art isn't defined, it proves that they've rolled the milk wrong. And it might not necessarily taste bad, but it won’t taste as good as a normal coffee should.

I guess I've always been goal orientated."

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