“I wanted to thank everyone who supported me through sponsorship and otherwise on my Ironman journey this year. The hills of Tenby were challenging but they did not defeat me last Sunday and I crossed the finish line in 15.56.
It was an emotional journey for me as I lost my father in July and my mother in law a month later. I toyed with the idea of deferring for a year as my training went off the rails somewhat, but I knew they would not have wanted that.
This iron journey has helped me to discover how strong I am, but also how vulnerable I became due to the emotional trauma. It was this balance that kept me going and got me to the finish line, I am convinced.
I would like to help all those athletes who have raced this year or who have plans for races next season by offering a £5 discount off all massages in September and October (end of race season). I offer rock tape treatments to help you train through any niggles you may have.
I look forward to helping you on your journeys, whatever they may be.”
You can book in with Kate on Wednesday and Friday evenings at Energised Performance, Bristol, book here energised-performance/bookings
PS If you would like to sponsor Kate retrospectively, here is the link www.justgiving.com/Kate-Hughes21