We are delighted to announce our sponsorship of professional triathlete, Lydia Dant, as she prepares to qualify for the Ironman World Championships this year. The 30-year-old from Cheltenham made her professional debut in 2021, just three years after taking up the sport.
“I am incredibly grateful and humbled by the support from Century Facades. This sponsorship has opened doors and allowed me to consider opportunities that would have never been possible at this stage in my athletic journey,” says Lydia. The support from Century Facades has allowed Lydia to invest in racing and vital equipment.
“Starting off a professional career is hard. I’m confident in my ability but just knowing I have this backing will help me go into a race with a totally different feeling. This really does make a difference and I know that being able to race this way will probably lead to a better outcome as a result,” she says.
Working with Passion Fit, a triathlon coaching community, Lydia is committed to a process that aims to continue to unlock her potential. She typically trains for 15 to 25 hours a week and has maintained her training programme throughout the pandemic which has seen an uplift in her performance levels.
“Like many others, the pandemic changed my perspective and during this time I made the life-changing decision to leave my corporate job and launch my own bike fitting and cycling consultancy business called Phoenix Evolution.
“One of my key reasons for wanting to race as a professional athlete is to use the platform to inspire others with my journey. The better I can race, the bigger platform I can create to do this. I am really excited to have the support from Century Facades heading into 2022.”
Tim Lovell, Joint Managing Director of Century Facades, says: “We are delighted to support Lydia as she embarks on her professional career. We were inspired by her commitment to excellence and continual improvement - both qualities that we employ in our work at Century Facades. We wish her the very best in her events this year and in qualifying for the World Championships.”