Kerr and Edgar en route to the Commonwealth Games

Holten James Edgar Run

The Commonwealth Games 2018 begin next week on the Gold Coast in Australia. Northern Ireland has three representatives in Triathlon; Russell White, James Edgar and David Kerr.

Russell and James race on Thursday, 5th April in the Men's final and David races in the PTWC Men's Final on Saturday, 7th April. White is already in Australia however Triathlon Ireland managed to catch up with both Edgar and Kerr as they departed Ireland for Australia.

Edgar excited for senior debut

James is feeling good ahead of the games, we checked in with him on his preparation over the last few weeks;

"Preparation has been good the last few weeks. Obviously Gran Canaria didn't really go to plan but we looked at what went wrong and fixed it and (are) focussing on the next race so hopefully it will go well."

Former Sprint Distance National Champion, Edgar is in just his first year as a senior and is excited to be representing Northern Ireland at these Games;

"I never made it to a World Junior Champs but transitioning to senior will hopefully be good, be better than junior, get a few good international results and look toward the future."

"Race day will be good hopefully, go to plan, get a good result and then have a bit of fun after that when I've finished."

You can watch the full interview with James below.

Kerr looking forward to getting to australia

Paratriathlete David Kerr is feeling good in his preparation for the games;

"It's been really good I'm feeling strong, feeling fit - can't wait to get out, get on the field and put 100% in."

Kerr races on Saturday, 7th April so has ten days before the race to become climatised to his new surroundings.

"Busy 10 days, get a few good sessions in hopefully, build a bit of confidence and a feel for the climate."

You can see the full interview with David below.

Meanwhile Russell White has been in Australia since racing in the ITU Abu Dhabi Sprint Triathlon and is being shown the sights by a familiar face!

You can read the TI preview of Russel's season and his preparation for the Commonwealth Games here.

Triathlon Ireland will be covering the Commonwealth Games through our website and social channels so check back for updates.