Tuesday 2 July 2013

*tiny thermonuclear explosion of joy* @virginactiveuk @teamfreespeed

Somebody pinch me; I can't believe it's real!  I, er, won.

Thanks Heather, I don't look 40 in this one!
Thanks Heather, I don't look 40 in this one :oD
I am now the 12th member of  Team Freespeed Virgin Active.  11 high performance athletes and me.  I am so unbelievably happy, scared, excited, nervous, honoured, fired-up... it really is a dream come true.  11 of the best amateur athletes in triathlon at the moment and I'm going to be able to spend a bit of time with them, talk with them, race with them, be part of their team and it is all because of the generous gift from their sponsors Freespeed and Virgin Active.  There is lots of support and kit coming my way, with a membership to the gorgeous Chiswick Riverside site of Virgin Active health clubs and I'll be racing in team kit at the Virgin Active London Triathlon and Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, as well as Valencia Triathlon a bit later in the year.

I need a little bit of a lie-down and some time to make sense of it, but right now I'm on cloud 9 and want to start to channel some of this phenomenal, new enthusiasm into mojo for training well.


  1. Ahh, congratulations - nobody deserves it more than you!

    Personally I regard you as a high performance athlete anyway - I know I could never do an Ironman, let alone in the time you put in.

  2. Brilliant news and well deserved. Well done to you.

  3. Well done Kate. I'm really pleased for you. See you at the next Ironman. :-)

  4. This is so awesome!!! You have totally earned it! :)

  5. Huge congrats INSPIRATIONAL or what?!!!


  6. Thanks everyone... I hope to be able to enjoy it all and make the best of it for everyone who entered the competition. It's gonna be fun!