Rhian along with her husband is ranked as the No1 in Great Britain at SwimRun and 15th in World. They have qualified for the World SwimRun ÖTILLÖ Championships in September 2017 – 65KM running, 10K swimming over 26 islands in Sweden (www.otilloswimrun.com).
They are ambassadors of The Drummond Clinic www.drummondclinic.co.uk.
Rhian was on the Great Britain squad as an elite triathlete, she has also represented Wales at triathlon, duathlon, swimming and cross-country and been on the Welsh Development Golf squad. She was an investment banker for 12 years in the city, with her last role as Director of Leveraged Finance for GE Capital. She has retrained as a qualified personal trainer (Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training). She is also an iron(wo)man, competed in the British Marathon Championship and mother of two young children.
She has provided training plans and mentored many athletes from different events – such as sprint to ironman triathlons, 5k to marathon running, cycling events and climbing Kilimanjaro. She is currently mentoring an athlete who has been the World age group Aquathon champion, European age group champion and World age group silver medalist.
Her Charity Roles
Along with her sister, Rhian founded The Hughes Sport Foundation charitable trust, which provides grants to young high potential able bodied and disabled athletes requiring financial assistance. For her charitable work she carried the Paralympic Torch for the 2012 London Paralympics. For more information about the trust go to www.hughes-sport-foundation.com.
Rhian is working in partnership with Scope across their numerous sporting events providing training advice and plans. If you would like to challenge yourself and raise funds to help support disabled people and their families, please go to http://www.scope.org.uk/how-you-can-help/fundraising-events
Rhian is also the Triathlon Expert for Team Macmillan – Macmillan Cancer Support. If you fancy taking on a new challenge and raising funds for Macmillan, go to www.macmillan.org.uk/triathlon.