Triathlon entered my consciousness back in 2007, coincidentally, when I fell out of love with the gym and running.
Though in all honesty, it was probably the kudos that drew me in.
I could swim reasonably well, cycle (albeit mostly downhill and on a mountain bike) and I could run, but I’d never contemplated putting them together.
12 years later I’m training for my second iron distance event and triathlon has taken over my life, I love it.
There have been some ups and down on the way, most significantly rupturing an Achilles tendon back in 2013.
I initially found my way back to sport and exercise through running but I really wanted to get back into triathlon. What was lacking was a club that was nearby but more importantly a club that I wanted to join.
Thank goodness for conversations over beer and great ideas. Autumn 2016 Telford Triathlon Club, albeit in embryonic form was born.
Telford Triathlon Club has played a major part in helping rekindle my triathlon mojo and I’m proud to be part of it.
None of this, of course, would be possible for me without a supportive family, and for that I’m thankful.