Why Ben Bishop National level traithlete
My name is Ben Bishop, I am 17 years old and am a Junior National level triathlete in South East Triathlon Academy. I am writing to you regarding a business proposition involving Corley Cycles as I would like to represent your brand all over the country in the National Triathlon Super Series and the castle triathlon series in return for sponsorship in the form of a bike.
My main goals this triathlon season is to get top 20 in the national super series and to do well in my 3 longer distance races I have planned and some bike circuit races. I am currently coached by Huw Williams at Cadence Performance Cycles and ride for Charlotteville CC. I run with Aldershot Farnham District Athletics Club and I achieved 10th position in the Hampshire Cross County League and I was selected to represent Surrey and the UK Counties Cross Country Championship in Loughborough in March. Finally, I swim 8 hours a week with Guildford City Swimming club.
Race CV from 2016 onwards:
Triathlon main results:
18th National Aquathlon championships 2016
3rd in Castle Triathlon Cholmondely Triathlon senior men's race, fastest swim and run time (when I was 15 racing against adults) 2016
3rd in Hever Castle long course Aquathlon (an adults race with 1900m swim and 10.5 km run) 2017
22nd in National Duathlon Champs as first year Junior (youngest in the whole race) 2017
30th in Hetton Lyons Super series race 2017
28th national Duathlon Champs 2018. 20km bike split 29:22 and 5km run split of 16:15 and 4 minutes faster than 2017
Competing in the Wessex cyclocross series in 2016/17- first year Junior consistently in top 12 overall
Wessex Cyclocross league 2017/18, consistently in top 10
Southampton last race of the season, 5th overall and 3rd Junior
30th National Cyclocross Championships 2018, was in 25th but a few mistakes and crashes cost me that position
1st Place in Surrey half 5km race in 16:59 2017
22nd in National Road relays 2017
5km Time running: 16:20 in south of England cross country inter counties where I came 50th (selected for Surrey) 2017
Official 5km PB is 16:11 which I ran at Surrey half 5k race coming 3rd
8th Place in Surrey cross country champs under 17 ( selected to run for Surrey in UK inter counties in March)
As you can see I am a frequent racer and these are just my personal results that I am most proud of, I feel like my training at the moment is going very well and have made dramatic improvements in my ability all around. I think that I would be able to represent your brand very well across the national, regional and international triathlon and multi sport scene as well as local up to national bike racing.
My season is looking jam packed this year and I have entered 11-13 triathlon races and hope to be selected for some international races. I really hope to be representing you this season and think that having me onboard with your race team will increase the knowledge of your brand across the UK and abroad.