Gina joins GB Team Age Group Squad
Saturday 9th April 2022
Congratulations to Gina from Masters squad who has qualified for the 2022 European Standard Distance Triathlon Championships! That is a 1.5km swim (45 lengths of the Walnuts), 40km ride and 10km run. Her journey to this achievement began in 2013, and the first steps were not enjoyable. In fact she said she hated it. She entered a triathlon at White Oak having once cycled 22km, and thought she could run 6km off the bike without having ever tried to run off the bike (her 10km PB was 58mins). She completed that sprint tri in 1hr 50mins. However years of club training builds resilience, perseverance and stamina and the understanding that there are no short cuts. Returning to the White Oak triathlon in 2018 she won her age group in 1hr 18mins. With her massive improvements in performance she aimed to qualify in 2019 but sadly was knocked off her bike by a car whilst cycling to work and suffered injuries. Then it was 2020 so that was that. Now it's 2022 and her dream has come true. Gina will be heading off to Poland at the end of May to represent her country.