I am 51 years old, married with three grown up daughters. I have always enjoyed cross country running, trekking and cycling both on and off road and each year I set myself a challenge for the following year. Two years ago I decided my challenge for my 50th year would be to complete an Ironman distance triathlon. I will add at this time that my wife and daughters found this very amusing as they are all good swimmers and I certainly was not.
I joined TTC as it was the local club and found out what a real gem of a club it was. The coaching, support and friendliness of the members helped me enormously in my preparation for the Ironman.
I completed the Ironman (Cotswold 226) as planned and realised the enjoyment I had in preparing for the event was equal if not better than the goal. I put this enjoyment down to TTC, all of the new friends I have made and the support it offers. It is a terrific club and I have decided to continue training and competing in triathlon. Having got so much out of the club in a short period of time I was very pleased to join the committee to help and support the continued running of the club.