Episode 141

David Cole and Nia Davies : Nawr yw'r awr and the big Welsh challenge

David Cole and Nia Davies are the nicest triathlon couple from... south west Wales! They have both well and truly caught the triathlon bug and as well as having their own coaching company, they also host the welsh language 'Nawr yw'r awr' triathlon podcast. David and Nia are to blame for Helen's obsession with learning welsh as they have set her the task of doing an interview on their podcast within a year. From coaching tips to chasing Kona qualification, changing goals to taking a risk, there is something you will relate to in this podcast!

You'll hear:

07:00 Hear about why they set Helen the challenge of doing an interview in welsh on Nawr yw'r Awr.

13:35 David talks about why he wanted to do Ironman Wales in 2013 and meeting Nia a few months later, when she wasn't into triathlon or running! "It took me two years before I signed up to Cardiff half marathon!"

20:30 David explains how he got into the coaching side of things. I started doing more and I really enjoyed it and it grew from there. I thought 'life's too short, let's go for it.'

26:00 The thought process behind taking the leap to reduce their hours and throw their energy into DC Triathlon, their coaching company. "It was a risk, but if it doesn't work out, I can always go back. So much has come from this triathlon journey.

30:00 Nia explains how she has become part of the S4C commentary team.

32:00 Nia explains how she is able to juggle her training with work and being a mum too.

37:00 pressure to do well in a race and how that can sometimes lead to you not enjoying triathlon and the training. And the danger of comparing yourself to others.

44:00 David talks about his various attempts to qualify for Kona and why he kept on chipping away and was thrilled to qualify at 70.3 Shanghai in 2019.

52:30 Do they get a chance to have a sit-down?

Find out more about this week's guests

dc triathlon website

David Cole Instagram

Nia Davies Instagram

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Helen has been working in triathlon for a decade as an athlete, coach and broadcaster.

Helen hosts the Inside Tri Show podcast bringing you awesome interviews from triathlon and beyond