Name and nickname?
How long have you been involved with sports?
I did my first triathlon at the age of 31, I was very reluctant to do it, but loved it. In fact Grantham Sprint will always be a favourite of mine.
I did swimming with a club when I was a child but never enjoyed competing! Funny how things change. I mainly started running when I left school just for fitness and later years trained to work in fitness.
How long have you been on the race Britcon team?
I have been In Britcon for 4 years, I came into the team the same time as Nick Martin.
What’s your favourite discipline and why?
It depends on the course, Bike and Run are my strongest disciplines coming from a duathlon background.
What’s your least favourite and why?
Swimming as its my weakest although I have started to enjoy it since training for Iron Man Austria, and I’m missing it since the pool is closed!
Who are your Inspirations?
Over the last few year’s, I started training on the athletics track, so it has to be Jo Pavey, for her to become the oldest female European champion in history at 40 years old! it gives me hope that I can still improve as I turn 40 next year 😕
Top tip for a newbie?
Be consistent with your training, be confident in your abilities and don’t compare yourself to others!
Favourite training session?
2 sets of 1600metres (100 jog recovery in between) it’s a killer and I can’t walk properly the next day but its fun in a weird way!
Why did you get involved with OTCF/Britcon
Its just great to be part of a local team and to show people it can be achievable working full time and with a family.
How did you get into triathlon?
I was entered into Grantham Sprint because apparently, I would enjoy it, I was teaching spin all the time and was running so I was persuaded I may be good at it with my background! I was clueless, in a £15 tri suit from eBay, my daughters’ helmet and a bike that didn’t fit me, at the finish I was still quite high up in the field. I watched the winning girls on TT bikes and thought I want that!
NANDOS EXTRA HOT!!!
Pretty Woman and Dirty Dancing, I can recite the words!
Away from sport I like doing
Walking my dog! I never thought I’d ever say that, but after getting Oscar the cavapoo I enjoy taking him out into the woods.
What’s your Best performance to date?
Not sure if it was my best performance but certainly one to remember, Stoke on Trent Olympic Distance Triathlon. It was my second open water race which felt like a disaster! The lake was in such a bad way due to weed and silt they changed the swim course to lots of small loops. Of course, I end up doing an extra lap! (I didn’t know this until after the event when I looked on my Garmin) The weather was hideous, freezing, raining just miserable. My bike looked pretty lonely when I ran back into transition. I managed to make up so much time on the bike and half way into the run (still couldn’t feel my feet), the next thing I know I have a film crew on a motor bike following me I was leading lady and I took the win.
Bucket list races to do?
I guess It would be Kona, although I may change my mind after Austria as that will be my first full distance.
London Marathon would be another, I feel like I have so much more to give in that distance and to be able to run there with the crowds would be amazing.
What’s your proudest moment so far in triathlon ?
Competing for GB in my age group in various countries will always be my biggest achievement to date.
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