Henry Sim


What is your biggest accomplishment in your sports?

- Finishing the 2014 Expedition Africa Adventure Race

- Second place in age group 35-39 in the 2017 Buffelspoort XTerra


What are keys to your success when it comes to training?

In my opinion the keys to successful training are consistency and doing the training sets as prescribed.

What is your biggest challenge, and what do you do to manage this challenge?

Balancing work, training and family. 

I try to balance everything through good time management. It doesn't always work out, but I stick to what I can control and try fit in training sets wherever I can. 


What was the best advice you were ever given?

Ready... Go!

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by?

I don't really live my life by a specific motto or saying, but something that stands out for me in particular is to believe in yourself and in others. If you set your mind on something you can achieve it.

What is your next goal that you would like to achieve?

I want to finish Ironman South Africa while the sun is still shining.

What do you like and dislike most about your sport?

Dislike: feeling tired if you had a particularly hard training week.

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