To celebrate Bridgwater College running a new university programme, Foundation Degree in Sports Science with Sports Coaching Education, Jo Carrick an elite professional Ironman Triathlete came to talk to existing and future students about the life of a professional athlete.
Jo’s talk covered the training requirements needed to be a world class elite athlete, up to nine hours a day, the business of marketing yourself traveling round the world to compete and the potential rewards for winning. A victory may result in a £5,000 pay day but due to the nature will only be able to do 3 or 4 events a year.
She also led a practical session involving some resistance training, a spinning cycle and a run to mimic the demands of training and competing at Triathlon. Jo is hoping to return later in the year for some sports science analysis by university level sports students at Bridgwater College.
If you would like more information about studying a university level course at Bridgwater College please contact our Information and Guidance team on 01278 441234.