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alison wre sandman triathlonI’m Alison – long term couch potato turned triathlete. Loving sport despite the wobbly bits, creaky bits and lack of talent.

I live in Manchester with husband Simon and Lyra and work as a freelance marketing consultant. Outside work and triathlon I enjoy crafting – my current favourites are polymer clay and dabbling with mixed media collage and I love flower arranging. I’m also a mad cricket fan and enjoy performing Gilbert & Sullivan operettas.

In 2015, age 53, I was diagnosed with breast cancer (but this is most definitely not a cancer blog). I had surgery but luckily no further treatment. It was a massive wake-up call. To help my recovery I started running with the Couch to 5k program.

Then I signed up for a triathlon……..