Meet the athletes

Want to find out more about the Great Britain Triathlon Team?

Get to know the 36 athletes on the UK Sport Lottery Funded World-Class Olympic and Paralympic Performance Programme.

Ruth Flatman 


Ruth Flatman

Age: 43


What club are you a member of?



What is your spirit biscuit? 

A custard cream - I tend to dissect things and am multilayered


When did you first start triathlon and why?

In Spring 2014. A few chance conversations in the swimming pool, my brother and a friend mentioning Parkrun, an advert for the St David's Day aquathlon in Aberystwyth, someone mentioning the Dyfi Dash, and the feeling that I'd like a new challenge...


What is your best memory of a triathlon in Wales?

Running along in a wet tri-suit and seeing snow-covered hills in the distance!


What is your favourite Triathlon to race in Wales?

The Dyfi Dash


What is your favourite motivational saying?

(Keep your) head in the game


What does joining this team mean to you?

I'm really excited at the prospect of representing Wales with fellow athletes, and wearing a dragon on my Tri-suit, and the fact that my parents, who live in Derby, are coming to support (last year they weren't able to come, as my mum had just had an operation, and this year is extra special as I'll be wearing a dragon!)


Who is your favourite sports person?

Mo Farah

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