60 Seconds with a Tayside Athlete: Ciara Roulston

Name: Ciara Roulston

Branch: Angus Disability Sport

Sport: Paratriathlon

Squads: GB Paratriathlon Development Squad & Triathlon Scotland Academy Squad

How did you get involved in your sport? Discover Your Para Potential campaign after watching the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

How long have you been playing your sport for? Almost a year, I attended the Tri4Tokyo ID in November 2016 and made the development squad shortly afterwards.

Biggest Strength (as an athlete): I am a fast learner and take on advice and tips from my coaches quickly.

What’s the best thing about your sport? I enjoy the variation in training and competition. With three disciplines to master, there’s always something different to do!

What equipment do you need to take part in your sport? Wetsuit, trisuit, goggles, swimming cap, road bike, cycle helmet, cycle prosthesis, tri/cycle shoes, running shoes and hopefully, if the sun’s out my sunglasses.

Greatest sporting achievement: Making the squad.

Favourite Para-athlete: Claire Cunningham, she gives me lots of help and advice.

Favourite athlete to compete against: I would love to compete against Lauren Steadman who is the current top GB paratriathlete in my classification (PTS5). Although I’m always happy for a bit of friendly competition with anyone.

Any advice for someone interested in your sport? The water is always colder than it looks!