"Sweat is weakness leaving the body."
Having trained and raced in triathlon, cycling and running events for 18 years I've got plenty of experience, yet continue to learn from each event... and from each mistake I make! Although there is a structure to my training when there is an important race ahead, I largely enter the events which look appealing and take a flexible, relaxed and fun approach to training. This approach led to some brief but successful forays into Obstacle-Course Racing but I am focusing on triathlon and off-road running in 2020.
Ross Macdonald by the Numbers
What was your most memorable win?
In 2016 I was first person to finish an event, but was only 6th overall....
Man versus Horse in Powys, Wales. 22 miles of off-road running in the Welsh hills. Smashing event. Beaten by 5 horses but I still count it as a win though!
What was your craziest race start?
I've got a history of being knocked off my bike when commuting to work in London (I've taken the hint and run or get the train now!).
On one occasion I was knocked off on the eve of a big obstacle-course race. Discharging myself from hospital so that I could make the start line I was battered, bruised and slightly concussed before we even started. A second place finish suggests that these injuries numbed the pain of the race!