We had a fantastic chat with our host, Women For Tri Global Ambassador, host of Tri Talking Sport and the Irish Voice of IRONMAN, Joanne Murphy and featured guests, Women For Tri Brand Ambassadors Rebecca Gatang’i (South Africa) and Lyndsay Patterson (UK).
Topics will included the journey into the sport of triathlon, overcoming barriers to entry, and increasing gender equity and equality in triathlon.
Rebecca Nyangaresi-Gatang’i is an avid multi-sport athlete based in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa. She discovered this “new world” of triathlon only in 2015 where she embarked on a journey to learn the skills of swimming and Cycling. 5 years later her journey and subsequent story has been an inspiration to many others in my local community which birthed the triathlon club called Ketsh Up – a name with a play of words that was inspired by core reason of starting the initiative which is to help each other to Catch Up with missed opportunities. Ketsh Up aims to motivate women from all walks of life particularly African women to acquire cycling and swimming skills in order to destroy stereotypes, conquer fears and diversify the triathlon scene.
Lyndsay Patterson is a Women For Tri Brand Ambassador and member of [email protected] and who loves triathlon! Her triathlon WHY is; It motivates me to keep up my fitness and pushes me to keep challenging myself and have a healthy lifestyle. To share my experiences, to help support others- I love meeting like-minded people. Triathlon is inclusive and I love the sport because of this. Regardless of ability, goals and experience we all race on the same course. Taking part in Ironman events, brings everyone together to enjoy an activity that we race on the same course.