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British Para-Triathlon Festival

Congratulations to the ‘Vision of Adventure’ triathletes who competed at the British Triathlon Para-Tri festival (sponsored by Arctic One) on the Bank Holiday at the end of May.

What a day! It was a clean sweep for our VI lady triathletes at the Championships. Andrea Logan took Gold, Katy the Silver and Emily Banks the Bronze. Guides Kath Finn, Kathryn Fielding and Roz McGinty did an excellent job.

The Para-triathlon Championships wasn’t all about the young ladies! In the mens event Paul Cunningham and Dave Barker(guide) put up an impressive performance in a very strong field. Starting with injury (Paul) and Illness (Dave), both found themselves competing against Olympians, Elites and British Tri supported athletes. Although they didn’t make the podium they had a good, solid race.

Linda Gaitskill (veteran), guided by Matt had an amazing swim, completing 750m in open water for the first time and going on to a good bike and run. This is so impressive as 2 years ago Linda, who is completely blind, had never done a triathlon and couldn’t swim!

A special thanks to Linda who also raised money for VoA from sponsorship.

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