On 13th May Sue Sykes, Administrator at Lonsdale Mortgages, and member of the St Albans mortgage broking team completed her first Triathlon. The Triathlon took place at the Eton Dorney Lake where the rowing took place for the 2012 Olympics. The Triathlon involved swimming 400m in the lake, a 20km cycle ride and a 5km run round the lake. Sue completed the Triathlon in two hours and one minute.
Sue was fundraising for the British Heart Foundation, which has been nominated as the Lonsdale Mortgages Charity for 2017. Sue has heart issues herself as do some of her family so by competing she hoped to show that anyone can compete in a triathlon as long as they receive the correct medical advice.
‘I was really pleased to complete the triathlon in just over the two hours which was the target I had set myself. I found the swimming and cycling disciplines were good, but the run was really hard. My heart rhythm was all over the place making me breathless so I had to walk at times. However, I did manage a sprint finish! This was my first Triathlon so having friends and family supporting me and the spectator encouragement got me through. Thank you to all my colleagues at Lonsdale Services for their support. I raised £1,220 which was well ahead of my target. If it wasn’t for the generosity of my Lonsdale colleagues I wouldn’t have reached my fundraising target.’