Thank you for visiting my website. I’m Ben Howlett, a young and aspiring triathlete. I love all things sporty especially swimming, cycling and running. I have been competing in these sports since 2016 and love them all. I always aspire to achieve highly in everything I do, whether that is sport related or not.
I’ve been swimming at Teamipswich since 2017. I have made great improvements over the years as well as making many good friends. I joined Ipswich Jaffa running club in 2017 and have had good of support from the coaches there. In 2019 I was invited to become a member of the Tri East development squad. This enables me to train with other promising athletes from across the east region.
How I got started
I starting swimming aged 4 and at the start of 2017 age 9 I joined Team Ipswich swim club. The professional coaching has improved my swimming and given me the opportunity to race at a regional level.
In October 2015 I went to my first Junior Parkrun. Running the first one I wasn’t that fast and by the end my legs were hurting. Next week I was back and each week after I worked on improving on my time my PB for the 2k. By the end of 2017 at 10 years old I had it down to 8 minutes 2 seconds. This is obviously a work in progress and I am always looking to get the best time I can.
In 2016 at age 9 I competed in my first triathlon at Hever Castle. Although I came off on the bike course I completed the race and finish in 148th place. The following year 2017 I competed East Region Junior Race Series. This is a series of kids triathlons across the east of England. I continue to race in this series every summer.
Over the winter of 2017/2018 I wanted to improve my cycling and took part in the Eastern Cross series. A series of 15 cyclocross races across the east of England this has helped to improve my skills and endurance on the bike.
I continue to participate in swimming, running, cycling and triathlon events throughout the year. I have made many good friends through sport and it has also given me the belief that with hard work anything is possible.