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Lucy has always been sporty, with athletics being the sport of choice for many years. Starting with high jump and then adding hurdles into the mix, that just wasn’t enough so she took up heptathlon (7 events) with pole vault on the side. Lucy had success at county level in a number of track and field disciplines and raced for her county at both track & field and cross country events. More recently track turned into longer distances and road racing from 5K up to half marathons.
A summer holiday enlightened her to road bikes, and the notion that triathlon could be more than just an idea she’d had for a number of years. She entered her first race just 6 weeks later and won! She was totally hooked and set about doing everything within her power to improve and achieve her childhood dreams of making something of herself in sport.
Lucy is putting in the hard work over the winter with her eyes set firmly on the season ahead and the opportunities that await. Although relatively new to the sport she has previous success in road racing and big goals and ambitions to go far in triathlon: racing for GB and then as a pro within a few years.
Of Greepers Lucy says:
I was originally drawn to Greepers in the quest for a fast bike-run transition in triathlon. I initially tried a few different elasticated laces however found that these were temperamental in the tightness achieved, often being too tight, and combined with the thin elastic laces this often caused pain on the top of my foot. Greepers are ideal as they are normal, soft, comfortable laces but with a unique tying mechanism to allow them to remain tied whilst quickly loosing and tightening to get shoes on and off. They don’t dig in or feel like they might come loose when you’re putting in the miles.
I love the diverse colours and the individuality that you can give to your shoes through Greepers, making them unique, even if ten or twenty other runners have the same model of trainers as you!