I started my triathlon journey probably back in 2014 at the age of 43, where I competed in a couple of super sprints, then jumped up to middle distance in 2015, where I done my first 70.3 Ironman UK (Exmoor). That was a baptismal of fire but thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.
I always thought I would never be capable of completing a long distance triathlon, but one day I watching the highlights of Ironman UK (Bolton) and there was woman from Canada who was 62 competing. It was at that moment I thought “Anything is possible”. So in 2017 I competed in Ironman UK, again another amazing experience.
I am very passionate about triathlon and the all-inclusiveness of it, so much so I became a Technical Official in 2017. People think that being an Official in Triathlon is all about giving penalties and DQs, but it’s not, our prime objective is education, making sure people have an enjoyable time, it’s safe and everyone plays fair. I love watching first timers cross the line and the moment they realise they are now triathlete, their looks are priceless.
I completed 70.3 Ironman Staffordshire this year and now focussing on officiating and competing in shorter distances.