Claire is part of Chester Tri’s team of friendly faces for you to contact and meet, these are our Age Group Reps.
She represents our women’s 30 – 45 Age Group.
I am currently 37. I work as a Veterinary Radiographer at the University of Liverpool Small Animal Hospital and I’m obsessed with 80’s music.
As a child I swam at my local swimming club but I quit when I went to university. Let’s say I enjoyed my university years and the weight unfortunately piled on!
Determined to get fit again and loose weight for my wedding I started running. With this new found passion for sport I was dragged along by a friend to try out one of the tri clubs swimming technique sessions, which I absolutely loved to the point that I joined the club straight away. Once I did join I felt as though I was no where near fit enough to take part in a triathlon so I continued to attend the training sessions and I got involved with volunteering at the club events. It was while at these events that you realise how supportive and inclusive the triathlon community really is and I felt motivated and encouraged to finally make the jump and enter my first triathlon which was at Nantwich in 2013 (pictured below).
That was it I was hooked, I bought a road bike, a wetsuit and started looking for more events to enter. I have been taking part in triathlons every year ever since and have even been lucky enough to represent Great Britain at European and World Championship races.
As a member of Chester Triathlon Club I love utilising the training sessions the club offers. We have some incredible and very experienced coaches who are always friendly, approachable and invaluable when it comes to advice. I volunteer at the club events and this really is when you get to see the club at its best. Everyone comes together to work as a team and although I’m biased, we put on the best events in the country. Once again the triathlon community including the one at Chester Tri is inclusive, supportive and like being part of a family. Everyone wants to help everyone, we all share the same passion for the sport.
If I can answer any questions with regards to anything at all triathlon related or not please feel free to contact me and please come say hi if you see me at any club sessions or when I’m out and about.