Inspired Achievement for Gifford Lea's Shirley Anderson
Shirley Anderson, Village Advisor at Inspired Gifford Lea, was sponsored by parent company, Inspired Villages Group, to compete in the World Championship Long Distance Duathlon on 2nd September as part of Team GB.
Having taken part in the European Duathlon Championships in Spain in 2017, Shirley went on to win first and second place in her following two competitions winning her a place in the ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships. On Sunday 2nd September Shirley headed to Zofingen, Switzerland, as part of Great Britain’s 45-49 age group team. Shirley impressively finished the Duathlon in 9 hours, 16 minutes and 37 seconds and placed 6th in her age group. Inspired’s sponsorship included support with travel and accommodation, entry fees and all the important kit.
As an age group athlete representing team GB, Shirley was racing alongside an array of elite athletes, with only two others representing team GB in her age group, as well as competitors from Germany, Italy, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium and USA. The gruelling race included a six-mile run, 96-mile bike ride, followed by a further 18 mile run.
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