The Highlights (so far)

7th Elite European 70.3 Championships, Ibiza  (2018),  4 x Slateman Triathlon Champion (2014,2015,2016, 2018), World Age Group Duathlon Champion 2014, 4th Pro Weymouth 70.3 (2016), 5th Pro Marbella 70.3, Edinburgh 70.3, Dun Laoghaire  (2018), 6th Pro Staffordshire 70.3 (2018),10th Pro Ironman Bolton (2015)

 9 x overall race wins including Outlaw Half Nottingham, Sandman, Snowman, Snowdonia Tri, Stockton Duathlon, Tri 122 Lanza.

My Bio

Name: Suzie Richards


Location: Leeds (displaced West Country lass, originally from North Somerset)


Mostly found: Running/cycling around Yorkshire in Lycra (preferably where there are hills,I love a hill!)


How I buy my coffee and cake: I am a level 2 BTF Triathlon coach, my assessor and mentor on the coaching course was Rob Wilby, Owner and coach of Oxygen Addict Coaching, who invited me to coach at Oxygen Addict. Here I learnt a lot, coaching 1:1 athletes for 2 years. I no-longer coach under Oxygen Addict, but thank them for everything I learnt. I current coach 1:1 athletes, of all ages, competing in distances from sprint to Ironman. 


Previously  I worked a variety of jobs at Teach First, the graduate programme where I was a Geography Teacher in the 2009 cohort in London. 


Sporting background: I grew up playing a whole range of sports. I competed for the Avon County team in Netball, Hockey, Tennis , Athletics and Cross Country. Bit of a jack of all trades. I focused my energy purely on running while studying at Loughborough University. I ranked 3rd U23, in UK in the 10,000m on the track in 2009 and competing in cross country running, finishing top 50 in the national cross as a senior. I moved to London for my first job and discovered some of the runners at Herne Hill Athletics club were also triathletes. I bought a bike, entered a Duathlon in the summer of 2011, then a triathlon and the rest is history. I moved to Leeds in October 2011 and joined Leeds Bradford Triathlon Club and attended my very first coached swim session, 2012 was my first proper triathlon season. 


Ambition: To be the best Triathlete I can be. Taking away the "Age group" part of my World Champion Title would be nice.

2013 Season


2nd World Duathlon Championship,Nancy, France 2013  (25­-29 age group)


16th World Triathlon Championships, Olympic Distance, London, 2013 (25­-29 age group)


2nd in 25-­29 age group Dambuster Triathlon, 5th overall


24th in Final standing of British Elite Super Series

2012 Season


18th World Triathlon Championships, Olympic Distance, Auckland 2012 (25­-29 age group, 3rd British Athlete)


6th British Elite Duathlon Championships, Preswold Hall


3rd Wetherby Olympic Distance Triathlon


2nd Deva Olympic Distance Triathlon



2011 Season


7th World Duathlon Championships Gijion, Spain (25­-29 age group)

Race Results




2019 Season

(Cut short through a hip injury)

September: 2nd Female Helvellyn Triathlon

March: 2nd Female Benidorm Half Marathon. 1.24


2018 Season

Oct 27th: 7th Elite, European 70.3 Champs, Ibiza. Race report

Sept 23rd: 5th Pro Ironman Weymouth 70.3. Race report

August 19th: 5th Pro Ironman Dun Laoghaire 70.3. Race report

Aug 3rd: 8th Alpe d'huez, short race. Race report

July 1st 5th Pro, Ironman Edinburgh 70.3. Race report

June 10th: 6th  Pro, Ironman Staffordshire 70.3. Race report

May 20th: 1st Slateman Triathlon, Llanberis, Wales. Race report

April 29th: 7th Pro, Ironman Marbella 70.3. Race report


2017 Season (foot operation in May ended the season)

March 25th: 1st Tri 122 Lanzarote. Olympic (ish) distance Race report

2016 Season

Oct 15th: 15th Pro Challenge Paguera Mallorca Race report

Sept 11th: 4th Pro Ironman Weymouth 70.3 Race report

July 31st: 1st Snowdonia Triathlon (full distance) Race report

July 24th: 3rd Castle Howard Olympic- Race report

July 3rd: 7th overall, 3rd Female Equalizer 70.3, Devon- Race report

June 12th: 1st WTS Leeds Open age group race Olympic distance 

Race report here

May 22nd:1st Slateman Triathlon, Llanberis, 2.43 Race Report here



2015 Season


2nd Mixed team at Sandman Triathlon


5th Bala Sandard Triathlon 2.10


10th Female Pro, Ironman UK, Bolton July 19th, 11.48- Race Report here


4th Dambuster Triathlon, Rutland Water, 2.15


1st Outlaw Half Triathlon, Nottingham Holme Pier Point. 4.48- Race report here


1st Slateman Triathlon, Llanberis, 2.36- Race Report here


2nd Stockton Duathlon, 2.03.42- Race Report here


Women’s Tour of Yorkshire Road Race, York, 80km 2hours 11min 58th/102 starters- Race Report here



2014 Season


1st World Duathlon Championship, Pontevedra, Spain

(25-­29 age group/1st overall, under 50 wave)- Race Report here


1st Slateman Triathlon, 1st Snowman Triathlon, 1st Sandman Triathlon, overall Always Aim High series winner -Race report here


1st Stockton Duathlon- Race report here


15th in Final standing of British Elite Super Series- Race report for Liverpool & London Superseries here


2nd Dambuster Triathlon