Rhian along with her husband is ranked No 3 in the Swim Run World rankings mixed team and No1 in Great Britain at SwimRun. They have qualified for the World SwimRun ÖTILLÖ Championships in September 2018 – 65KM running, 10K swimming over 26 islands in Sweden (www.otilloswimrun.com).
They are ambassadors of The Drummond Clinic www.drummondclinic.co.uk and Clif Bar. Supported by Zone 3 and Precision Hydration. Rhian is also an ambassador Sundried.
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 including SwimRun events, sprint to ironman triathlons, 5k to marathon running, cycling events and climbing Kilimanjaro.
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 has worked 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 has also advised 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.