Katrina Adams won the women’s ‘Fun’ Triathlon at Ironbridge and doubled her sponsorship money, raising nearly £100 for Challenge Cancer Through Adventure. Here’s her story:
On the 17th July, I tried something new, and took part in the Ironbridge “Fun” Triathlon, to raise funds for Challenge Cancer through Adventure. The Fun event is held alongside the Sprint and Classic distances, and allowed the novices a chance to try the sport and then watch the professionals show us how it should be done.
Waiting in the River Severn at half seven in the morning for the off, I wondered what I had let myself in for, but the training paid off and I finished the swim with plenty of energy to move onto the 12.5km bike ride through the hilly terrain of Ironbridge. The long uphill out of the town was challenging, but pretty scenery and a long down hill the other side of town made up for the effort! The run took us on a two lap course through the town park.
Fifty men and women took part in the Novice event, and I am pleased to say that I enhanced my sponsorship collection by winning the women’s race in a time of 1:00:37; maybe next time I can break the hour…oh, did I say next time?!