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Florida Triathlon

11/05/2014

Alison Groat became the envy of her club-mates as she decided that she would like to give a triathlon a go and decided she may as well do it somewhere hot. She and her friend, Shona Brown took part in the Girlz on Fire Sprint Triathlon in Clermont, Florida on the 11th May. This consisted of a 0.5 mile swim, 12.4 mile cycle and a 3 mile run.

The swim section was Alison’s biggest worry and she wasn’t exactly reassured when told that the alligators wouldn't come near the competitors. Despite tentatively entering the lake behind everyone else, she was relieved to gain several places and finish the swim in 19 minutes. The cycle proved hard work on the Walmart 90 dollar bike purchased for the occasion which meant she had to do without the usual road bike with clip ins. On tired legs, and in 30 degree heat the run was a challenge however her DRC training paid off and she was 16th in the running section.

Alison was delighted to complete her debut triathlon in 1 hour 47 and with over 100 women taking part both Alison and Shona enjoyed the supportive atmosphere.

Many lessons were learned for future triathlons, although open water swimming around Dumfries and Galloway might not be such an appealing temperature as in Florida!

Steve Mohan

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