Yiannis Christodoulou is a 33-year-old Market and Information Analyst from Canterbury, England. Relatively new to the world of running, Yiannis started just 4 years ago when he was inspired by the London 2012 Olympics and decided to join his local running club, the Canterbury Harriers.
Describing himself as “no spring chicken”, Yiannis was disappointed with his progress during his first year as a runner, but by 2013, he was already participating in local triathlons and soon made his way up onto the winner’s podium with a long list of personal bests and a course record. After an Achilles injury left him unable to run for several months, Yiannis started competing in Aquathons for GB, and he is now the proud owner of a National Bronze Medal.
A professional triathlete in the making, Yiannis loves running, swimming and cycling, and when he’s not busy at work, he likes to spend his time running along the River Stour and cycling in the Kent countryside.
While his workplace is too far from home for run commuting, Yiannis does cycle to work during the summer months, and incorporates exercise into his daily routine by running some 3-miles to his local gym every evening after work.
What Keeps Yiannis Motivated
When we asked Yiannis why he continues to run, swim and cycle, he said, “To keep fit and have a better lifestyle”. He continued, “I go to the gym most days for swimming etc. but because of the traffic, I run or cycle and use the country route to get there. It’s a workout and relaxing.”
He also loves being out in the great outdoors, enjoying the countryside and the fresh air, and always has his trusty Garmin 920XT on hand to monitor his performance day to day.
Yiannis doesn’t just like participating in sports, he likes watching them too! He’s a huge Arsenal Fan, he loves F1, and his car of choice would have to be a Ferrari!