I was lucky enough to take part in the Virgin Active London Triathlon 2011. I felt proud to be part of Richard Branson's team, along with Ortise Williams. Richard braved the docks in his wetsuit, Ortise whizzed round on his bike then I ran 5k to complete the sprint distance challenge.
Leading up to the event I trained with Darren Anderson from Virgin Active to improve my strength and fitness. A fantastic personal trainer who works you very hard to achieve your goals.
I have also started swimming lessons with Gosh who will hopefully teach me how to do front crawl and improve my confidence in the water. I would love to do a full traithlon but at present can only swim breast stroke (not very well!) and can't do front crawl at all, not to mention diving or being comfortable breathing under water. I am going to stick with it so hopefully next year I'll be swimming with the best of them in the biggest triathlon in the world.Well done to all who took part on both the Saturday, including the rest of the Virgin Active teams and Sunday, team and individual challenges. A great achievement. Thanks to everyone who offered their support . Hopefully see you there again next year!