Tim Bishop

Stuart Anderson IMkona Medal

Name:Tim Bishop
Occupation:Corporate/commercial lawyer (Spring Law)
Sports History:7 years in triathlon, 6 years racing ironman. Previous background in rowing (College then London Rowing Club).
Sporting Highs:Winning "blades" with my college crew (1990), my first sub-3 hour marathon (London 2002), qualifying for Hawaii for the first time in 2005 on a brutal day in Lanzarote and surprising myself with a top 20 AG finish in Hawaii in 2008.
Goals:Top 10 in age group at Kona in 2010, with a sub-3:10 marathon split.
What Motivates you to Train & during Racing :Peter Pan syndrome, oh and the drugs of course (endorphins)
Personal Motto or Favourite Quote :The Ironman is nothing if not about one’s dreams. Sometimes their fulfillment is our fortune and other times failure is our bed to lie upon. But to simply have dreams is the beginning and best of all endings. (Scott Tinley)
Fastest Ironman & 70.3 Finishing Times:IM - 9:28:04 (Switzerland 2009), Half/70.3 4:21 (Lisbon 2008), Hawaii - 9:48:52 (2008)
Fastest Olympic & Sprint Finishing Times:2:09 (Milton Keynes 2004 or 2005)/ Sprint - Can't remember (haven't done one since 2004)
Favourite Swim, Bike or Run Session:Long run (30k+) finishing hard with some great music to speed me along and doing a Tim Don down the finishing straight (to my front door).
Favourite Strength & Conditioning Exercise:Whoops - I don't really do any... (but am trying to put that right at the moment).
Most important strength or flexibilty exercise to keep you injury free:See strength and conditioning
What would be your cycling or triathlon tip to the average athlete:Keep smiling
My Bikes:Cervelo Soloist road bike, Cervelo P3C TT
My Wheels:Reynolds Stratus DV (Zipp Sub-9 rear disc when appropriate)
My Wetsuits:2XU V-I
My Running Shoes:Mizuno Wave Musha 2/ Vibram Fivefingers (Classics and Bikila's)
My Clothing:Sugoi
My Nutrition:Torq; Primal Lifestyle (Distributors of Vibram Fivefingers)
My Heart Rate Monitor and Bike Computers:Garmin FR60 HRM and Garmin Edge 500 bike computer (with Quarq powermeter)
Other Kit used or Sponsors:Aquasphere goggles
My Coach:James Beckinsale (www.optimaracingteam.com); Swim coach - Andrew Potter (www.t3performance.co.uk)
My Physio:Nothing fixed
My Massage:Kerry Anley
My Blog or Website:N/A