Bring on 2017!

Triathlon Plus - - Tri Chat -

AL­THOUGH I LOVED vol­un­teer­ing at and sup­port­ing, lo­cal triathlons I never had any in­ten­tion of tak­ing part my­self. The rea­son? Swim­ming….or lack of it. I was quite happy to stick to run­ning, which I’d taken up in 2015 af­ter turn­ing 43), and cycling (which I only started do­ing last March).

How­ever, af­ter much en­cour­age­ment from a very in­spi­ra­tional friend, I was fi­nally per­suaded into the pool last July. With her pa­tience, teach­ing and be­lief in me I be­gan to im­prove and even in­spired my daugh­ter Beth, 19, to join me.

Com­plet­ing an or­gan­ised river swim of 4,600 me­tres with Bec­cles Triathlon Club gave us a huge con­fi­dence boost and just a month later, last Oc­to­ber, we com­pleted our first ever triathlon at Haver­hill.

Fit­ter, slim­mer, health­ier and hap­pier, I can’t wait for this sea­son to start. Jo Fisk, Bec­cles, Suf­folk Ed­i­tor says: It’s amaz­ing how one per­son (your fab friend) can make such a huge dif­fer­ence in in­tro­duc­ing new peo­ple to this sport. Let’s keep it go­ing. Wish­ing you the best of luck for this sea­son!

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