Ironman World Champs Qualifier
Jamie Watt is an age group triathlete from London who has qualified for the Ironman World Championships in St George 2022.
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In 2019 I overtrained and ended up with an excessive inflammation injury whilst training for an Ironman. I needed to take a long hard look at my preparation. Edge helps me identify when I’m pushing too hard, when I need a rest, or when I can still maintain the training intensity. As a result, I’ve managed a 3rd consecutive PB in my IM races and hit the start line feeling 100% ready – a very rare thing indeed!
Jamie started triathlon after watching the elites train at Loughborough University. Whilst never achieving the great heights of the group, he fell in love with the sport, the variety of training, focus and motivation not just in sport, but in lots of other aspects in life. Studying IT and becoming an IT Consultant working in London, attention to detail is part of his makeup for better or worse!
In 2013 Jamie did his first sprint triathlon at Blenheim Palace, but his real love is now long distance triathlons. The camaraderie from other triathletes is very special with a ‘we’re all in this together’ mentality. Crowd support at long course has helped him learn to put up with the pain.
First competing in a 70.3 IM distance in Exmoor as preparation for IM Wales in 2015, he has now completed 3 Ironman distance triathlons qualifying for the World Championships as a result. He is now frantically preparing for this race in St George later in 2022. With the course rumoured to be very ‘lumpy’, he is looking forward to seeing what lessons he has learnt over the years. A long term supporter of Edge tests, we look forward to watching him fly in 2022!
Jamie is using our Male Triathlete Test to learn more about his hormones, key biomarkers and how this can help monitor his health and training load.
What is your pre-competition meal?
The night before a race, after a few days of carb loading. I usually have white rice, chicken and spinach. Sits well in the stomach, ticks the boxes for nutrition and prepares the glycogen levels as best as possible
Favourite music for motivation?
Anything Trance and Progressive – Love Eric Prydz, Cristoph and anything in ASOT.
What is your go-to treat?
Don’t tell my coach, but Cadbury’s chocolate buttons (extra large ‘sharing’ pack) 😊
What Superhero would you be?
Ironman – too obvious... haha
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I have a very keen interest in human physiology and with my background in Physiotherapy and sport science, I am keen to invest in the technical side of adaptation to ensure my training is maximised. Edge is a key component of my training plan as the tests provided will enable me to see the tangible improvements from this one aspect of my heavy endurance training programme.
100mile TT National Champ, 1st IM70.3 Tallinn
MyFORM® allows me to track the fluctuations of my hormones and provides explanations for why my periods haven’t become regular straight away. The most frustrating part of this whole process of RED-S has been that I feel physically fine, I don’t have an injury or an illness to show for my near 12 months off training, yet the results from MyFORM® confirm why I still need to continue resting for now.
BUCS Biathlon Champion 2020
I have been diagnosed with a condition called hypothyroidism and to put this simply it basically means my thyroid isn’t working & producing the hormones it should be. I have started medication to counteract this imbalance and with the support of Edge I have access to regular blood tests to ensure I am on the correct dosage of medication.
Commonwealth Games 2018/2022
Without good health, consistent and sustainable high performance isn’t possible. With the support of Edge it is great peace of mind knowing that my biomarkers are in check and really gives me confidence to begin to push on with my training. It also gives me areas to focus on and improve if any areas are in need of a little boost! I have started using the Triathlon test, which provides me with both a comprehensive and detailed analysis of my biomarkers.
1st in the Snowman Triathlon, UK