Athlete Interview: Beth Scholes

Athlete Interview: Beth Scholes

Starman: Hi Beth, you took part in Starman 2018 as a solo entry – was this your first time?

Beth: It was not my first triathlon but it was my first attempt at Starman. I have run at night before but cycling at night was something very different! My friend Sam Weir suggested I do it – she said it was would be fun!!

Starman: How did you train for it?

Beth: Essentially, I trained for Starman as a half ironman- this year I am taking it up a notch as the race is MUCH harder than I thought it would be!

Starman: What training tips do you have for others taking part in 2019?

Beth: The swim is what it is – not sure if I will get in a night swim in before this year’s race, but I will REALLY try not to swim towards the camera flash of the photographer on the beach, and avoid swimming towards the boat again. More night cycling and running MORE HILLS. A lot more hills. Did I mention HILLS?

Starman: What was the best part?

Beth: Crossing the finish line! It would have been the massage, but I was a wreck so I just went home!

Starman: What was the worst part?

Beth: Hallucinating on the bike. At one point I got so fed up with the couple riding behind me (drafting and chatting) that I turned around to tell them to pass me – NOBODY WAS THERE!!

Starman: How are you feeling about racing Starman again?


Author: The Starman

Set in the mighty Cairngorms National Park this is going to be a sleepless, tough, intimidating and wild triathlon under the stars.