Viv Cole

Those of you who have known me for a while, might have followed my weight loss and finding fitness story when I decided to run a half marathon for the first time and raised money for Warley Woods Community Trust in the process.

For those of you who don't know me that well - here's the quick summary. Confirmed couch potato who had just reached an obese BMI, lost 4 stone and became "a runner" in the process. That was all 2018 though. Well what has happened since? In 2019, I decided I needed to find an alternative to pounding the streets and so I decided to learn to swim. I also bought myself a new bike...... can you see where this is headed?.....

I tried for a London Marathon place this year, which I would have attempted both as my own personal challenge and to raise funds for Warley Woods, but like many thousands I didn't get a place. So instead the challenge will be my first Triathlon! This means that I am looking for sponsorship to help spur me through the training. I have a coach helping me, from my club and she has programmed me to do 8 sessions a week - 3 runs, 3 bike and two swims - plus strength and conditioning sessions on top. It is tough, but I am loving the challenge.  

My event was due to be the Black Country Triathlon on 26th April 2020, but as all Triathlon events have been suspended at the moment, I will have to find a new event when schedules are arranged.  When I do the event  I will be swimming 400m, cycling 20km and finishing off with a 5km run. It's called a "Sprint" triathlon, but I can assure you it all be tough and I plan to do it as well as I can and not just finish - so I will be pushing myself to be as good as I can be at all three disciplines.

I'd love your support for my challenge and for Warley Woods Community Trust. Sponsorship will really spur me on through this training period and keep up my commitment to do the best I can for everyone who has faith in me completing the course.

Viv Cole