Meet the Team :: “Small” Paul Horsfall

Almost the smallest male triathlete on the planet, Paul’s power to weight ratio matches that of a flea allowing him to leap tall buildings in a single bound and ride up hills like they aren’t there. Improved biking in the last 12 months along with a rumored step up to long distance racing on the cards means Paul is one to watch for 2011.

Paul Horsfall is a (questionably) Elite Triathlete who up until now has mostly raced at Standard Distance Draft Legal events in the UK. After qualifying for the GB Age Group team in 2007 in  his first year in the sport,  Paul has constantly pushed the boundaries of his triathlon career from South West Champion in 2008 to nudging into the elite area of the sport in 2010. “My heart has always been in the draft legal format, ever since I watched Tim Don racing in Hamburg I have wanted to do this, now im racing the likes of Tim and the British Elite men I am living the dream, I mean yes they smash me to pieces, but to step up to the mark and race your heroes is such a buzz for me”.

Paul’s career highlights include a 4th place at Liverpool last year and a 2nd Place at the inaugural Bristol Draft Legal triathlon where he beat many of his local rivals in this format. This season working away has taken its toll on his racing but a 2nd place at Bradford upon Avon triathlon in a closely fought race against local pro Tom Room was a good start to the season, since then an illness caused a DNF at Blenheim Elite but Paul is hopeful that he will be fit again for London Elite at the end of July. “This season was all about establishing myself in the elite field and getting used to my new job, anything else is a bonus for me”.

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