Sports - Triathlon/Duathlon

Sarah Mackness

success story
Amount £5000

I am a determined, committed athlete who has overcome many obstacles and I am now ready to reach the podium!

Thanks to Talent Backer I'm currently looking forward to the Autumn Duathlon season and I'm targeting podium finishes (and hopefully a win or two!) in my races. Good performances should give me qualification for the 2014 European Duathlon Championships next Spring, so I'll use my funding to cover my travel and accommodation there.

Hopefully I'll also be able to get in some warm weather training over the Winter so I can get some road miles covered on my new bike (bought with my funding) - once the snow and ice hit the UK it's a bit too dangerous to get much road training done!

I'm looking forward to competing in some running races as well once the duathlon season ends - that means mud, snow and a lot of rain, but it's all good training and combined with a lot of cycling, that should put me in good shape for a crack at a medal at the European Championships next year!