“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time”

In 2016 I graduated with Honours from the University of Salford with a 2:1 in Journalism: Multimedia… with a broken foot you can read all about below

 

Upon becoming a triathlete, the desire to set goals and achieve heightens, but any ‘spare’ time quickly vanishes.

Triathlon is an all encompassing sport. It’s not a sport you play like football, it’s a sport which consumes you and changes your life, your attitude and what time you get up in the morning.

In creative industries personality must shine through all aspects of work, including productivity and working relationships. My traits are attested through my dedication to sport, and the challenges I set myself.

Journalists know a little about a lot of things, and have the ability to be interested in anything even if it’s way out of their expertise. Iโ€™m curious about new areas of digital development, which is why I keep my skills sharp and always eager to learn more.

Challenges make the world an interesting place. Endurance challenges make it all the more exciting. Whether it is swim/bike/fell running related, or hopping on a flight to a new destination, you can find me achieving my current goal or planning my next one.

Check out my Instagram to find out what I’m up to.

Work expertise

Barclays in credit cards
  • Writing for magazines
  • Writing online content
  • Content management/ SEO
  • Content migration
  • Social media
  • Sub-editing
  • Analytics
  • Team leader

Current and previous work

BBC Sport credits of the 2016 Rio Olympics
  • Content Editor (Barclays)
  • Broadcast Journalist (BBC Sport)
  • Broadcast Assistant (BBC Sport)
  • Copywriter (Bucket & Spade Marketing)
  • Social media (Bucket & Spade Marketing)
  • Cycling Plus magazine -writer
  • 220 Triathlon magazine – writer

BA (Hons) in Journalism: Multimedia from the University of Salford.
Head Girl – Heysham High School Sports College

Find me on LinkedIn for more information on my career.

Sporting history

I’ve had a varied and challenging sporting history, from playing hockey and riding horses in my childhood to racing middle distance (half iron) triathlons, swimming in open water all around the world, cycling up steep gradients, and posting some fast times for flat time trials, as well as power lifting, and my now new favourite and closest to home: trail running in the Lake District.

Challenges are something I love to set myself and achieve, and there’s never a sedentary moment with that amount of sport happening in the background.

I’ve represented GB Age-Group U20 in middle distance triathlon, and won a silver medal in the European Championships as a result. In 2015 I raced my last triathlon in Austria (Ironman 70.3 Zell Am See) before deciding to take a break from racing, to enjoy the ‘fit’ lifestyle and focus on other things.

In that time, I stuck with each individual sport, but moved away from triathlon and discovered the trail running revolution with hopes of running an ultramarathon, before becoming injured. But it wasn’t all bad – whilst my foot was in cast I discovered a sport where I could put my strength to use, and started competing in power lifting.

In that time, my cycling, strength, and running ability improved to the best it has ever been and I discovered the bones of an athlete.

This year my goals are to run an ultramarathon, do my first strongwoman competition, and race another triathlon, but a step in an adventurous direction from the Ironman, Challenge Family, GB Age-Group scene.

Contact me

Contact me via the social media channels below or email:ย niamh@niamhlewisjournalist.com

 

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