TAPPING personal trainer Eve O’Hare is heading to Hawaii this month to compete in the Ironman World Championship.
The triathlete has focused on qualifying for the endurance race in Kona for the past three years, although the journey so far has not been easy.
Two years ago she suffered a broken wrist and other injuries after being knocked off her bike by a car, but she demonstrated the Ironman mantra that anything was possible.
O’Hare’s preparation for the 3.8km swim, 180km cycle and 42.4km run has started with a daily training session from 5.30am, with another later in the day and bike rides on weekends that last about five hours, as well as long runs of between two and three hours.
She qualified for the world championships by completing her first Ironman event in Cairns in June, when she placed second in her age group with a finishing time of 10 hours, 32 minutes – 40 seconds behind the category winner.
The PT Plus owner has run outdoor fitness classes for adults and children at Alvarez Park in Tapping for the past seven years.
Participants include her two children, Lewis (10) and Erin (8) who have been learning how to include fitness into their daily lives in a fun and playful way.
She will travel to Hawaii on October 7 to compete in the October 12 championships.
Visit www.evesironmanjourney.com .