On Saturday 9th June Heather took part in the Henley Triathlon 2018. The race venue was at the Henley Leisure Centre where they did the swimming, and Gillotts school, where the running and cycling took place. In her race she had to swim 25m (which is one length of the pool), cycle 1km and run 500 metres. In doing so, she raised approximately £200 for the charity NSPCC!
Before the race started she was feeling very nervous as she had never done a triathlon before and didn’t know what to expect but during the race she was excited and full of energy. Afterwards she felt pleased that she had done it and was very happy as she really enjoyed it. It took her 12.36 minutes to complete the race which was a fantastic result.
Heather does no specific triathlon training but goes swimming and running once a week and often cycles on weekends. Also, she has recently taken part in another triathlon at Queen Anne’s School along with many of her classmates. She can’t wait to do another triathlon and has decided that next year she would like to challenge herself to take part in the longer race for her age category at the Henley Triathlon.
Finally, her favourite sandwich filling is chicken pesto mayo (preferably in a wrap!).
Bethan Toward, Junior Editor