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David Horne Triathlete & Subsea Project Engineer

David Horne - Elivar Featured AthleteDavid competed in his first Triathlon in July 2011 at the MPH Aberdeenshire Triathlon Series where he came 9th overall. To keep his success rolling David follows a strict training schedule pieced together by his coach. Typically each week David will spends a total of 4 hours in the pool, 7 hours on a bike and 4 hours running, along with some extra strength and conditioning training on the side. Throughout the year he goes through four VO2 Max sessions training phases each phase dedicated to progressively building up his endurance. David’s biggest sporting accomplishment to date is

This year Davids focus is on the European Sprint Triathlon Champs in Geneva (July) – having qualified by finishing 3rd in 2014 the UK qualified in 2014. There is the small matter of the Scottish Duathlon Champs (March), the European Sprint Duathlon Championships in Madrid (April) and the Scottish Sprint Triathlon Champs in June to get David into full flight for the season finale in Geneva.

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Age: 44

Occupation: Subsea Project Engineer

Sport: Triathlon

Pre-race Ritual: Porridge for breakfast, and he hopes his race numbers add up to an even number.

Favourite Cheat Food: A Big T-Bone Steak, Strawberry Sundae washed down with a glass of wine.

Favourite Form of Cross Training: Chasing after his 5-year-old son James.

Career Highlights:

  • Finishing 8th overall  and 2nd Brit home in the M40-44 Kitzbuhel European Sprint Triathlon Championships (2014)
  • Finishing 3rd in Age group at the Althorp Sprint Duathlon European Duathlon Championship Qualifier (2014)
  • Scottish Standard Triathlon Champs – 3rd M40-44 (2014)
  • Two 1st Place finishes and a grand total of five podium finishes  (2013)
  • Earned the first qualifying position for the 40-44 age group at the GBR European Qualifiers (2013)
  • 16th Place Representing Great Britain at the European Triathlon Championships (2012)