Barbara Walton – Sprint Nationals
July 28th, 2014
No sooner had Barbara won yet another event in her age group – we’ve had some more successful but unsurprising news of another victory – this time in the Sprint Nationals.
“On Sunday 6th July at Emberton Park, Milton Keynes I took part in the National Sprint Championships – 750m swim, 20k bike and 5K RUN.
All the women went together from 20 years upwards, about 100 in total.It was a bit of a “cat fight” in the swim to be polite! My chain came off twice on the bike in the early stages which lost me a good 3/4mins, so I had to fight hard to gain the time lost.
Coming into transition after the bike I had no idea where any of my age group were but ran hard , caught them up on the first circuit of the run before overtaking them to win by a good 3 mins.
At presentation found out that I had beaten the 60-64 age group by over a minute too! 5 competitors in my age group (65-69), and 20 in 60-64 .”
Barbara is next in action in London on the 2nd August, we look forward to bringing you an update of hopefully another success. Good Luck Barbara and keep up the hard work.