James is no stranger to endurance sports and has competed in various multi-sport, cycling and running events over the years. Between 2004 and 2014 he regularly competed in triathlon races at a high level, including world championships, Ironman and Ironman 70.3 championships in Hawaii and Las Vegas, where he finished tenth in his age group.
After his dad passed away recently, Father of two James realised how finite life can be and wanted to conquer a new sporting challenge, which is why he joined Team This Way Up to take part in the TWAC22. Despite his endurance sports experience, James is under no illusion that this adventure will be a walk in the park, because he has not taken part in such a long-term challenge before. He believes that rowing across the Atlantic will probably be more a test of his mental strength than his physical fitness and he will need to develop his own approach for the challenge. With his great fitness levels and calm demeanour James is the team member who will keep everyone steady on the water.