Nov 11th, 2019
Triathlon and open water coach Penny Harris is a firm believer that the sport is so adaptable anyone can compete in triathlon at any age because it’s not always about the result. She has always enjoyed biking and running and as we often hear it was the swimming that challenged her. Now in her mid fifties she specializes in coaching open water swimming and helping athletes overcome their fear. All while pursuing her own goals in the sport. Penny says her high points so far have been getting to the start line of her first sprint triathlon. In 2012 at the 5i50 European Championship she pushed herself harder than ever before to finish runner-up. In the same year she travelled to Lanzarote for her first ever Ironman 70.3 and finished 4th in her age group. In 2013 she came 3rd in her age group in the Cotswold 113 race and a year later at the age of 50 Penny competed in her first long distance triathlon at Challenge Roth in Germany. Nowadays Penny is coaching triathlon age groupers and in her spare time she is a volunteer on the local Lifeboat near her home in South Wales.
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