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Dafydd Jay

Name

Dafyd Jay

Age

17

 

What club are you a member of?

Torfaen tri

 

What is your spirit biscuit? 

A custard cream- the classic. I’m safe, reliable and always have just the thing when others need it

 

When did you first start triathlon and why?

I started triathlon 3 years ago. I enjoyed swimming as a kid and going on bike rides with my friends. I never thought I’d compete as just a runner so I chose to have a go at the sport that put all three of the sports I enjoyed doing together hoping that being alright at all three I could compete at a higher level. I then ended up competing for my country in athletics whitest training for triathlon

 

What is your best memory of a triathlon in Wales?

I haven’t been competing in triathlon long enough to do many in wales, but my best memory is coming 6th overall and winning my age group in Barry triathlon 2019 where I became welsh sprint champion

 

What is your favourite Triathlon to race in Wales?

The SWYD in Barry island has to be my favourite because of its hilly bike course and brutal run course.

 

What is your favourite motivational saying?

The race is won by the rider who can suffer the most - Eddy Merckx

 

What does joining this team mean to you?

It is a honour for me to join this team and represent my country

 

Who is your favourite sports person?

My favourite sports person has to be cyclist Chris Froome because of his astonishing comeback in the 2018 giro d’italia

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