Power’s sights on UK triathlon

Robyn Power is training hard in preparation for the world championships triathlon in London in September.Picture: Emma Reeves d402306
Robyn Power is training hard in preparation for the world championships triathlon in London in September.Picture: Emma Reeves d402306

The triathlete recently qualified for her age group, 35 to 39-year-olds, for the Australian team in the 2013 International Triathlon Union Age-Group World Championships.

Power told the Times this was only her second season in the sport and she had found it overwhelming when she qualified for one of 20 female spots in her age group, having collected points through various events.

She said she learnt about triathlon while chatting to another lady after her first fun run a couple of years ago, and set herself a goal to do her first swim, cycle and run within 12 months.

‘I had been overweight for a quite a while,’ she said.

‘I initially lost 30kg (through a diet and exercise program).

‘I just love it ” this year I had the goal to do the Busselton ironman.’

On May 11, Power finished the Ironman 70.3 in Busselton in just under six hours.

With her focus now on London, she said had studied personal training and triathlon coaching courses so she could teach others while earning money to cover the expenses of her trip. ‘It’s at least half an hour to the first pool that I can train in,’ she said.

‘That’s why I’m lucky that I’ve got Yanchep Lagoon ” the plan is to do some of the training out in the ocean.’