Hi, my name is Logan Campbell and I’ve been racing with Warringah Triathlon Club since 2018. I’ve been into sport since I could walk, playing AFL, soccer, rugby league, tennis, touch footy, golf, and whatever else I could get my hands on. Last year I was selected into the NSW talent ID program for triathlon, and have been lucky enough to be chosen to receive the 2021/22 season Emma Jeffcoat scholarship from Warringah Tri Club. The scholarship will help me to improve my skills and abilities in triathlon, whilst promoting the club and all of its sponsors. I’m looking forward to an action packed year with plenty of racing opportunities and plenty of PB’s along the way.
I look back on my first ever triathlon very fondly. I began swimming lessons at 12 months, learnt to ride a bike before I was 5, and enjoyed running the school cross country. I decided that I would try my hand at combining the three disciplines at the kids Weet-Bix Tryathlon out at the Olympic Park in Homebush. Like many other first time triathletes, I took my time in transition, drying myself with a towel, making sure I got in between my toes, putting on a shirt, some socks, and tying the laces on my shoes, and hopping on a mountain bike. It didn’t occur to me at the time that you could be passed in transition, and really I was in it for the fun (Of which, there was plenty).
It’s safe to say that my transitions have improved since then (Although they slowed considerably when I used a triathlon wetsuit for the first time at club champs and spent a good 30s searching for my timing chip). I began to race at Manly Dam in the Go Series events, before heading out to All Schools (my first race on a road bike) and joining Warringah Tri Club. I started to put in some more miles, and whilst I saw an improvement, the following year I developed my first overuse injury. It was in this time when I couldn't run, that I decided that triathlon was the sport for me. I dived head first into swimming and riding, and decided that I would start to focus more on triathlon.
Last year I made it into the Triathlon Development Pathway, which helped me earn my draft legal licence, opening up a whole range of further racing opportunities. I also gained some new skills, including racing some double and reverse triathlons, which had me transitioning from run to bike, bike to swim, and running back into the water to complete the same course twice.
In the coming year I’m looking to qualify for the National All Schools Triathlon and am looking forward to training and racing with the club. If the borders open up I’d love to head interstate and go toe to toe with some of the best junior athletes in the country. Thanks to the club and the sponsors for giving me this opportunity and fingers crossed I can keep the updates rolling in when races return soon!
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