Proudest triathlon achievement to date: Ironman Finland and The Outlaw 2021 at age 60
Favourite piece of triathlon equipment: Sublime and Bianchi Bikes
Least favourite discipline: Runnning as it is really hard for me now
Favourite discipline: Bike
Swim – Open Water or Pool? Open Water in the summer months when very warm pool when colder
Run – Off road or on road? Off road
Bike – fast and flat or up and down? If racing flat and if training definitely up and down
Being born hyperactive (which is a curse) I have always loved any sport. I played netball, hockey and squash over the years and then took up running at the age of 44. I joined a running club once I moved to Bristol and raced for a while through to my early 50’s. My husband introduced me to off road mountain events and that was my passion for a number of years. Once running became slow and painful it was recommended to me to take up triathlon so that I was doing other disciplines. Once I had mastered basic front crawl swimming (this was over a period of a year or so) and having done a lot of long distance ultra running events I knew I had the mental strength for endurance sport so I decided to sign up straight away for an Ironman at the age of 53 in 2015 which was Bolton. Obsession took over after that and I have been doing triathlon ever since.