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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 that still 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.
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 is the initial goal and then to go professional 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 and found that these were temperamental in the tightness achieved. They often felt too tight, and combined with the thin elastic laces this caused pain on the top of my foot. Greepers are ideal as they are normal, soft, comfortable laces. Greepers have 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!”