Hi, I’m Jodie Stimpson. I’ve been a pro triathlete since I was 19 years old, but started triathlon when I was nine years old. I was born in 1989 in Langley - the black country. My secret race weapon is my Cervélo R5. The song that gets me through my hardest training sessions right now is anything that reminds me of home. When I’m not training, you’ll most likely find me playing with my niece or nephew, in Starbucks with friends (costa with mum), on social media or watching a movie. My earliest memory of being on a bike was in primary school, when I used to ride the canals around my area at home with friends. We use to ride on the canals to my nans house, have lunch round my nan’s and then ride home.
Jodie started swimming for her local club, Oldbury Swimming Club, when she was just four years old. It was here where her dad taught her how to swim her first width. From that day on it was clear that sport was for her, as she would love winning from an early age. She even loved swimming up an age group to be racing with and against the older girls.
Her uncle Derek (who she called auntie Derek when she was younger) first introduced Jodie to the sport of triathlon when she was just eight years old. It didn’t take long for her uncle and father to realise she had potential. Her training at that age was mainly on a Tuesday evening where she cycled around Langley leisure centre several times, then straight into the pool for two hours of swim training, before finally running home with her dad. Quite an intense training day for an eight year old!
At nine years old Jodie entered and won her first triathlon. That was where and how the whole journey started: under the guidance of her dad and auntie - sorry, uncle Derek - the triathlon seed had been planted.
Things didn’t slow down much for Jodie. In 2011, she won her first major title in triathlon when the Great Britain team took gold at the World Mixed Relay Championship. Her 2013 season opened with a win at the Devonport OTU Sprint Triathlon Oceania Championships and she finished runner up overall in the ITU World Triathlon Series.
On 24 July 2014, Simpson won her first global title, with gold at 2014 Commonwealth Games in triathlon, and a gold in the mixed triathlon team relay, with the Brownlee brothers, Alistair and Jonathan, and Vicky Holland.
#1 goal for 2015
To qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic games
23rd Mar New Plymouth Spint World Cup 3rd
6th Apr Auckland World Championship Series 1st
26th Apr Cape Town World Championship Series1st
17th May Yokohama World Championship Series 9th
31st May London World Champioship Series 11th
14th Jul Hamburg World Championship Series 5th
24th Jul Commonwealth Games Individua Glasgow 1st
26th Jul Commonwealth Games Mixed Team Relay Glasgow 1st
26th Aug Stockholm World Championship Series 16th
31st Aug Edmonton World Championship Final 13th
No date World Championship Series 4th
6-7th: Abu Dhabi (WTS)
28-29th: Auckland (WTS)
11-12th: Gold Coast (WTS)
25-26th: Cape Town (WTS)
30-31st: London (WTS)
13-14th: Geneva (European Championships)
18-19th: Hamburg (WTS)
1-2nd: Rio (World Cup)
5-6th: Edmonton (WTS)
19-20th: Chicago (WTS)
5-6th: Challenge Bahrain