Triathlon: Armadale nurse wants others to give tri a try


Armadale nurse and Perth Hills Triathlon Club member Monica Borrill.
Armadale nurse and Perth Hills Triathlon Club member Monica Borrill.

AN ARMADALE nurse is encouraging others to get fit this summer by giving triathlon a try.

Monica Borrill is a member of the Perth Hills Triathlon Club, and said the community spirit of the club is fantastic.

“I discovered the club by accident when I was swimming at an Armadale pool, and they invited me to join them. They all looked so professional and I haven’t looked back since,” Ms Borrill said.

“I love training with the club, and they supported me to my first half Ironman last year. It was really scary but so exciting.”

Ms Borrill fits training around her life as a surgical nurse, and has completed several short distance races and the Ironman 70.3 in Busselton.

The Perth Hills Triathlon Club is welcoming new members with its inaugural novice triathlon program, which will teach people fresh to the sport about how to train and compete.

The novice program is being led by veteran triathlete and coach Rob ‘Slim’ Wiles.

Wiles has competed in triathlon for 24 years, and has represented Australia in the world long course championships.

“Anyone can have a go at triathlon, I once coached a lady in her late 50s and she hadn’t ridden a bike in over 40 years,” he said.

To find out more about the Perth Hills Triathlon Club and their novice program, visit www.perthhillstri.org.au/novice.

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