December 10 2013 Latest news:
Beth Wyatt, Reporter
Thursday, September 5, 2013
A disabled Romford woman completed a charity triathlon last weekend.
Nicole Evans, 26, who has cerebral palsy, took part in Tri Together London on Sunday at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.
The event, which is in its third year, is organised by charity Leonard Cheshire Disability.
Nicole, who participated alongside both disabled and non-disabled people, swam 400m, used a hand cycle for the 15km bike ride and used a manual wheelchair to complete the third section, a 5km course.
She said: “I had a great day and really enjoyed myself. Tri Together was my fifth paratriathlon this year and a brilliant way to end the season.
“It was a personal best finish time for me, so I am absolutely delighted.”
Nicole, who walked the London Marathon in four days using crutches, added: “I was told by my consultant that I would not walk again. But since I have taken up sport in the last year, I am feeling so much healthier and can even walk short distances. I am absolutely thrilled.”
Sarah Ball, events manager at Leonard Cheshire Disability, said: “It was a big day and a huge personal challenge for people whatever their ability.”
For more information on the event, visit www.lcdisability.org/tritogether.
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