Paratriathlete Jane Egan looks ahead to this summer’s Tri Together events
14 April 2014
World Paratriathlon Champion Jane Egan has supported our inclusive triathlon event Tri Together, for the last four years. Having tackled the course herself at Tri Together London in 2012, last year she took part in our first ever Glasgow event. The Scottish athlete will be returning to take part in Tri Together Glasgow again this year, after what promises to be a buzzing summer of sport in the city.
I started competing in triathlon events five years ago, after I was diagnosed with a neurological disorder and had begun to use a wheelchair. I really didn’t want to give up sport and I found triathlons were great fun and felt really inclusive too.
Tri Together is unique because it allows people of all ages and all abilities to swim, bike and run together. It doesn’t matter if you are an absolute beginner or an experienced triathlete, it caters for all. It’s a great event that lets you have fun, challenge yourself and raise money for the vital work Leonard Cheshire Disability do across the UK.
I’ve had a fantastic time taking part in both of the Tri Together events. I’m really looking forward to taking part in Glasgow again this year and would encourage others to join me. The atmosphere last year was great and really supportive. Everyone who is doing a triathlon knows it can be tough, which is why everyone encourages each other along the way. It is a great way to cement friendships and meet new people.