This is the first of what we hope will be many member profiles illustrating the breadth and depth of our membership – many thanks to Louise for submitting this.

Louise, aged 30 of Redditch has been competing in triathlon for nearly 18 months and has been a member of Worcester Tri club since summer 2011.   Her first middle distance triathlon was the Full Boar in September 2011 completed in 6 hours 10 mins.  Then came the Stratford to Stratford Cycle challenge (London to Upon-Avon) in October 2011 – more of a challenge than a race but Louise was fastest female on both days (she got in with a good group of guys!)

At the Stratford Raceways 10k in November 2011 Louise achieved a PB of 56 mins 37 then came another PB in the Droitwich Half Marathon in March 2012 – 2 hours 9 mins.

Louise feels that she has progressed well in such a short amount of time considering that she couldn’t swim with her head under water 18 months ago and that she’s not from a cycling or running background (5k was a challenge 18 months ago).

This year Louise will be doing the Stratford Marathon on 29th April and the Cotswolds Middle Distance Triathlon on 24th June – good luck to her in both events!