Introducing Sunsport WRT’s Seonaid Thompson

After a debut season that has exceeded their wildest expectations with appearances in most of the major domestic events, extensive television coverage and regular trips to the podium, Sunsport Women’s Race Team are not about to rest on their laurels.

Indeed they have ambitious plans for 2017 including increasing their roster to bolster the existing talent within their ranks. As part of this strategy they have acquired the highly talented triathlete cum roadie Seonaid Thompson. As the plans for next season become more developed we will have in depth interviews with  all riders and support staff including Seonaid but in the meantime and by way of introduction let’s find out more about her.

Commonwealth Games 2014 Mixed Relay

In the Mixed Relay Tri at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

 

 

Name………………… Seonaid
Age…………………….31
Hometown………….  Eastbourne
Live…………………… Leeds
How long have you been cycling………………6 years (though for 5 of them I was focusing on triathlon)
Career highlight so far ……….in cycling, competing in the Tour de Yorkshire 2015, in triathlon, competing in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
Biggest influence on your cycling………….trying to keep up with the triathlon girls, especially Non Stanford, Vicky Holland and Lucy Hall.
What are your ambitions in the sport……………to win a Scottish Championship event
Who do you most admire outside of cycling…….my Mum
Away from cycling what would be your preferred career………my current job – Communications Director at MTa Learning (www.mtalearning.com)
You’re stranded on a desert island with three famous people (dead or alive) of your choice. Who are they…………Thomas Andrews, to build a boat, and Helen Glover and Heather Stanning to row us out of there.
Favourite Holiday Destination……….Sardinia
As you know, by law, Friday night is chippy tea night. What do you order?……………..Fish, chips and mushy peas with a little bit of salt and lots of vinegar.
Last time you were drunk……….not applicable!
Last (none bike related) purchase over £100……..a video camera

Multiple Choice

Adele or Pierce the Veil……Adele

Pizza or Salad………………Pizza

Cats or Dogs……………….Dogs

Eastenders or Corrie………Corrie

and finally back to cycling, what would you say is your main strength eg climbing, sprinting, suffering…….sprinting

We wish Seonaid the best of good fortune in her new colours and look forward to tracking her progress in the coming months.

Seonaid can be found on twitter @SeonaidThompson

Watch this space over the coming winter months as we interrogate more of Sunsports riders and staff before we hit the road with them for extensive coverage next season.

 

 

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