My main goal for 2014 was to qualify for the illusive 70.3 World Champs which were held in September in Mont Tremblant, Canada.

All my efforts which started off in East Londen in January and culminated in Luxembourg in June, saw me make the cut and qualify for the biggest 70.3 race of the year, the World Championship.

The road to Canada was a lot of hard work and sacrifice. Many hours of training, very rewarding racing and so many valuable lessons learned.

Unfortunately one the the lessons was body maintenance and recovery. I was on a high after my Europe tour, coming off a win in Italy and a good result in Luxembourg, I wanted to keep the momentum leading up to Canada.

My mind was good, but my body wasn’t up for a beating. Instead, it was more for a rest and recovery block. It had carried me well this year, how could I now say no… I was forced to withdraw and relinquish my spot on the start line in Canada.

As much as the decision was tough and to a point dissapointing, I look back and realise it was the right call. Back to the drawing board, better planning for 2015 to hopefully come back harder and stronger- bring on 70.3 WC Austria!!