Lizzy 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 18 – 30 Age Group.
I joined the Tri Club late 2015 with the aim of getting to know some fellow “casual runners” in Chester, as I’d just moved to the area. I had always swam as a child and I had some (albeit limited) experience with cycling as I had cycled to commute in London, so it wasn’t long before my thoughts turned to whether I could put all three together; something I never thought I’d actually be able to do! I attended a couple of technique swim sessions, and eventually I was brave enough to take the plunge and enter a tri. I took part in Deva Diva’s in 2016 and haven’t looked back! I couldn’t have chosen a friendlier club or event to start off with.
Ever since then, the coaches and members alike have been on hand with support, advice and encouragement as I’ve upped my challenges, and this year I’ve signed up to my first Ironman distance event – something I would never have considered before – which I’ll (hopefully!) be facing in Cork in June 2019.
Not only have I improved my fitness and taken part in some really great events, I’ve also made some great friends in the Triathlon club. Having such a big network of people around means there’s always someone to train with, or to sign up to events with.
If you’re thinking about trying it out – come along and say hi! What’s the worst that can happen? You might just love it too!