Athlete Bio’s – Kerry O’Shea

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Name:  Kerry O’Shea

Age: 41

Location: Colchester, Essex. 

About me:  I work full time in a Project Management Office for an Insurance company in London. I live with my husband Paul and our cat Missy. 

Previous experience:  Growing up I actually hated anything athletics and dreaded having to do any running…..if only my PE teacher could see me now! It was actually a good friend of mine who inspired me to give running a go and set me a challenge to do the run leg of her first 70.3. Watching her swimming in a beautiful lake with the mist just clearing put a seed in my head that I might actually want to learn to swim! I bought a bike, booked swimming lessons and started my triathlon journey! I’ve since completed three 70.3 distances as well as a fair few shorter distance events. My new love is also wild swimming and I’ve kept my winter dipping up until the recent lockdown. Coldest swim being 2.7 degrees.

Current goals: Staying injury free, All round improvements in Swim, Bike, Run.  

Bucket list events:  For 2021 any events would be lovely. Long Course Weekend, Brutal Triathlon, Laguna Phuket Triathlon (Thailand), Castle to Coast Triathlon…too many to list ha

Any other random facts:  I can’t think of any!!!

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