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Open: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 7.30pm, Saturday 8.30am – 12.30pm

Gwen Kinsey

Gwen Kinsey – Triathlete

Gwen Kinsey

Gwen Kinsey

Background Information

Training for triathlon is very tough to fit in, especially when you have to work and look after a young family. I fit sessions in around work and family life so I often train alone. I am highly motivated and competitive so this is not a problem.

I have regular running sessions as part of Chris Frapwell’s group with Stroud Athletics club. There are a growing number of multi-disciplined athletes in the group so we benefit from sharing advice and pushing each other on in training sessions.

Gwen’s training & physio

I am mainly concentrating on my bike as this is my weakest phase but my time is best spent on this as it represents 55% of the overall race. My run and swim are strong as I can rely on my Modern Pentathlon background although it was over 15 years ago since I last competed at elite Modern Pentathlon level.

5 Valleys Physio helps keep me at my best by treating my various conditions – I have had Achilles tendonitis a few times, a hamstring problem and a medial collateral ligament strain in my knee.

My ongoing osteoarthritis in both big toes is something Geoff has treated me for. He has showed me exercises to minimise the problem. Bruce gives me regular massage to loosen off my body between hard training sessions and races. Without this I would definitely succumb to injury more often.

Read more about triathlon physiotherapy here

Gwen’s achievements

  • 2017 – European Sprint Triathlon Champs – Dusseldorf – Bronze
  • 2017 – Swansea Triathon – Winner
  • 2017 – European Sprint Duathlon – Soria – Gold Medal
  • 2016 – European Sprint Triathlon – Champion age-group
  • 2016 – World Sprint Duathlon – Champion age-group
  • 2016 – World Sprint Duathlon – silver medallist as member of elite team
  • 2016 – Cotswold Triathlon – 2nd
  • 2016 – Chateau de Chantilly Triathlon – 3rd female 1st in age-group
  • 2015 – European Sprint Triathlon – Champion age-group
  • 2015 – Liverpool Sprint Triathlon – 2nd overall and 2nd age-group
  • 2015 – Cardiff Sprint Triathlon – 2nd overall and 1st age-group
  • 2015 – Cotswold Women’s Only Triathlon – 1st overall and 1st age-group
  • 2015 – Bala Standard Distance Triathlon – 15th overall and 3rd age-group
  • 2003-2005 – World Biathle Championships – medallist
  • 2000 – World Modern Pentathlon Relay Championships – 2nd
  • 1999 – World Modern Pentathlon Relay Championships – 1st

Gwen’s 2017 targets

  • Medal at European Sprint Duathlon Championships – Soria, Spain (30 April)
  • To win European Sprint Triathlon Championships – Dusseldorf, Germany (25 June)
  • To win World Sprint Triathlon Championships – Rotterdam, The Netherlands (14-17 September)

Gwen’s news

  • How to find us

    We are located just outside the town centre at Ebley Wharf, on the ground floor of the Stroud District Council building. Follow the A419 to the Cainscross roundabout and then take Westward Road (B4008). Turn left to Ebley Wharf.

  • Opening times

    Monday to Friday
    8.30am – 7.30pm

    8.30am – 12.30pm

  • Stroud Clinic

    Ebley Mill
    Ebley Wharf
    Stroud Glos
    GL5 4UB

    Tel: 01453 755948
    Email: mail@physiofive.co.uk

  • Gloucester Clinic

    Riverside Sports & Leisure Club
    St Oswald’s Road
    GL1 2TF

    Tel: 01453 755948
    Email: mail@physiofive.co.uk

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