Monday, October 24, 2005

Team Member Profile - Paul Clements

Paul Clements aged 39, has been competing in triathlon since 1993.Clements won a gold medal in his age group at the European Triathlon Championships in 2000 and has qualified to represent Great Britain at 5triathlon world championships at age group level and has placed 15th on two occasions.

Clements also won individual and team triathlon gold medals at the 2001 sland Games and Individual bronze and team gold at the 2003 Island Games. He won the Ogier Jersey Triathlon in 2004 after just 6 weeks of training following a bike accident where he suffered a broken hip. Clements has came into the sport from a club and masters level swimming background and has worked hard to improve both cycling and running. Before taking up triathlon he represented Jersey at British and European championships for surfing, with his best result being 10th place in Europe in 1986. He also represented Jersey in Karate at National level, taking 3rd place at nationals and was Kenykai Jersey Champion in 1992. He has also represented his university at squash. Clements up until recently worked as a Health and Safety Manager. He has a Masters Degree in Health and Safety Management, along with graduate qualifications in Mechanical and Electrical engineering. He also holds the
nstitute of Management Diploma in Management. He is currently taking time out from his career to concentrate on his
preparations for the Melbourne Commonwealth Games.

Paul's aspirations for the Commonwealth Games are to finish in the top 20 and be the first Channel Islander. After the Games he hopes to medal at the world triathlon championships in his age group and qualify to represent
Jersey at the 2007 Island Games.


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