Triathlon was not an obvious choice. ”I had not ridden a bike since the age of nine – turns out you can forget,” she says. ”I am petrified of open water, black water, and I’m not a strong swimmer.” Open-water swimming is challenging for most first-timers, says Beate Vogt from Tri50, who specialise in training women and the over-50s.
Then she signed up for a triathlon, which her company, The Access Group, enters every year. She originally planned to cycle as part of a team, but on an outing with her colleagues, fortified by wine, she entered the full “sprint” distance – a 750m swim, 19.8km bike and 5.4km run.
Tommy and Katie Zaferes, the most ubiquitous couple in triathlon, seemed like an unlikely match when they first met
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The PowerPod has long been the least expensive option to get into power. It uses an aerodynamic sensor at the front to calculate your power, based on wind speed, combined with an external speed sensor on your bike. For triathletes who are unlikely to go off-road, this works out quite well.