Philip, born in York, is a professional triathlete who announced himself to the Ironman world in 2009 in dramatic style by taking the title at both the Ironman 70.3UK and Ironman UK events at just 20 years old, in turn becoming the youngest ever Ironman Champion in the history of the sport. He was also the youngest male competitor at the 2009 Ford Ironman World Championships in Hawaii, leading the whole field on the bike and winning the Timex bike prime in the process.
Philip also won the National Age Group Triathlon Champs at the Northumberland Tri Fest in the same year and had his first senior elite selection for the Great Britain triathlon team in 2009 competing at the European Olympic Distance Championships. Along with many other triathlon successes he also won 3 rounds of the National Time Trial series and was 3rd in the National 100 mile TT Championships.
Philip broke into the triathlon world at just 17 years old when he shocked everyone by accomplishing the fastest bike time at the Royal Windsor Triathlon in the 2006 British National Championships. 2008 saw Philip achieve first place in the British Universities Standard Distance Triathlon Championships too. His strength on the bike has continued throughout his professional career and stands him in good stead going forward through 2010.
Looking to the future, Philip would like to someday win the Ironman world championships, set a new Ironman world record whilst attempting to get as close to 4h for an Ironman bike split as possible and build upon his results from 2009.