Vicki Balfour breaks her first sub 6 hour Half Ironman

We congratulate Vicki Balfour who is a recent member to Arena 80, on a fantastic half ironman achievement up in Staffordshire.
IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire consists of a 1.2-mile swim in Chasewater reservoir and a 56-mile bike course through the stunning countryside outside Lichfield, Burton-upon-Trent, and across Cannock Chase area of outstanding natural beauty. The 13.1-mile started at Riverway, and took the athletes in and around the Stafford Town Centre before finishing in Market Square.
This was Vicki’s second ever and longest triathlon to date and managed a superb time of 5:53:43.
Vicky said “It was honestly the toughest thing I have ever done! And I can’t wait to come back to the Monday/Thursday night sessions again soon”. 
Just to break the times down of each section:
1.2 mile Swim – 40:44
56 mile bike – 3:10:45
13.1 mile run – 1:54:23
It’s been said on here before, but it’s great to hear of our Arena athletes taking themselves out of their comfort zone by trying out different events other than just running. It can only make each individual a better athlete overall and stronger mentally.
An excellent days work Vicki and congratulations from all of us here at Arena 80 ac.