Athletes Men › Christopher Perham
In a case of one strong swimmer replacing another, Perham enters the Super League Triathlon series for 2022 as a late replacement for injured South African Henri Schoeman.
The Loughborough-based triathlete has been part of the British Triathlon set-up for the past decade and has gained a wealth of experience racing different formats across the world.
A consistent performer as a youth and Under-23 triathlete, Perham even came fifth in the 16-19 age-group in the 2013 World Championship in London in a race won by acclaimed Norwegian Gustav Iden.
A highlight of the following year was winning mixed relay gold in Edmonton as part of a GB quartet that also featured Super League favourites Sophie Coldwell and Gordon Benson.
In 2016, Perham placed seventh in the World University Triathlon Championship in Switzerland as the British men took the team award. A packed field featured names such as Germany’s Jonas Schomburg and France’s Leo Bergere, with GB’s Grant Sheldon coming out on top.
With a string of top 15 results in continental cup races, another high point was a runner-up spot in a sprint finish to Spain’s Ignacio Gonzalez Garcia in a European Cup race in Holten, Netherlands in 2018.
Perham is also no stranger to Super League having advanced through the qualifiers in Poznan, Poland in 2019 to earn a place in the series and race in Jersey and Malta. It was also the year that he was crowned British duathlon champion and won the ETU Indoor Triathlon in France.
Returning to racing post-pandemic, Perham has continued to plug away. He’s a consistent presence for Metz Triathlon in French Grand Prix racing and placed 13th in Tiszaujvaros, Hungary in a European Cup in July, last year and eighth in the British Championship in Sunderland in August.
Chris raced the full 2023 Super League Championship Series as part of the winning Bahrain Victorious Scorpions where he proved himself to be a real team player, often sacrificing his own success to try and earn his team vital points.
Outside of triathlon he has also competed for Leicestershire and Rutland in running events and won country 5km and 10km titles.
Training at Loughborough University, Perham is also a qualified triathlon and swimming coach, and is head of swimming and triathlon at Fairfield Prep School in Loughborough as part of a partnership between the two institutions.
Results posted shortly after the race may contain errors.
RR - Race Ready | TBD - To Be Determined | DNS - Did Not Start | DNF - Did Not Finish
19-20 Oct 2019
28-29 Sep 2019
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