Triathlon: Support Harlow’s Anna as she takes on the Ironman challenge

Athletics / Sat 25th Jul 2020 pm31 12:09pm

A HARLOW athlete is set to take on an Ironman but not quite how she first planned.

Anna Robey had hoped to do the Outlaw Triathlon in Nottingham but it was, as they say, “Covid cancelled” so Anna has changed the location to nearer home.

An Ironman is 1 2.4 mile swim, a 112 bike ride and a 26.2 mile run.

The swim will take place at Redricks Lakes. The cycle will be out in to countryside towards Ongar and the run mainly around Church Langley.

Anna is taking on the incredible challenge for the Essex Disabled Sports Foundation

Anna said: “The weather man assures me that I’ve made the right decision in moving my ironman triathlon to Sunday.

“I’m prepped, ready and excited to get going now, telling myself how lucky I am that I get to play all day tomorrow is taking the edge off the nervousness at just how far I’m going to “play!”

It seems crazy to me that five years ago I couldn’t swim more than one 25m length of front crawl and tomorrow the 2.4 mile swim will be the easiest part of my day! That’s 152 lengths without a break, in case you’re interested.

I’ve reached my fundraising target. This is your last chance to sponsor me before the event, so if you haven’t already and you’d like to, the link is below.

If you’re out and about in Church Langley tomorrow, look out for me as I’ll be coming and going repeatedly on the bike between 10am and 5pm and I’ll be running round and round until about 10pm!


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