Keith has always been the active type, being involved in many sports during his school years including kayaking, swimming, cycling, climbing, golf and running and completed his first triathlon in 1989. Keith focused on kayaking during his student years in Dundee and has paddled extensively in Scotland and further afield including the French Alps. After a few too many dislocated shoulders and other injuries he took a step back from kayaking in 2002. In an effort to keep some level of fitness Keith joined Stirling Triathlon club in early 2003.
His first triathlon for nearly 14 years was Stirling’s sprint triathlon the same year, where he competed on a mountain bike and with no tri suit, under instruction from Graham Coull he went for the cut off T shirt and trunks look. Having completed many sprint and olympic distance triathlons following that Keith then went on to compete in the olympic distance at ITU World Championships in the Gold Coast, Australia in September 2009.
He is currently enjoying adventure racing, particularly the Open 5 events which involves mountain biking, off road running and navigating to various points on a map. Keith is a level 2 triathlon coach and has coached swim, run and turbo sessions over the years as well as qualifying to be a Triathlon Scotland referee. Keith got involved in coaching at an early stage as he wanted to better understand the 3 disciplines in triathlon to allow him to improve not only as an athlete as well as give something back to the sport.