220 Triathlon Magazine - - START -

Back in Fe­bru­ary 2013 you ran an Age-Group Fo­cus ar­ti­cle on my girl­friend, Deb­o­rah Coyle, who’d just been crowned Na­tional Mid­dle Dis­tance Cham­pion and was about to rep­re­sent Team GB at the Worlds in Lon­don at Olympic dis­tance. So I wanted to pro­vide a fol­low-up with her many achieve­ments since.

At the 2013 Worlds, she took bronze in the 35-39 age-group. She then left triathlon for a while, con­cen­trat­ing on time-tri­alling, be­fore re­turn­ing last year.

In Oc­to­ber this year she rep­re­sented Team GB at the ETU Mid­dle Dis­tance Champs in Ibiza. In­cred­i­bly, she won her age-group (40-44) by 4mins to be­come Eu­ro­pean Cham­pion and was sec­ond fe­male age-grouper over­all (to a 20-24 Dutch ath­lete).

Deb­bie works full time as a per­sonal trainer and has two sons ages 12 and 9. She coaches and in­spires all ranges of abil­i­ties at her club, Haver­ing Tri. This is just my way of say­ing how in­cred­i­ble she is. Well done, Debs! Paul Wy­att

Reader Adrian put his ‘garage tidy’ time to good use, or­gan­is­ing his al­most 30-year col­lec­tion of 220!

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