Terri-Lynn represents SA at Worlds

Off to world champs

Grahamstown athlete, Terri-Lynn Penney has been selected as part of the South African Triathlon Age Group team which will take part in the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championships Grand Final.

The SA triathlon champs took place in Germiston on 21 March where Penney finished fourth in the women's 30-34 age category. The SA team, selected from the SA champs, was announced this week. The World triathlon champs takes place in Budapest, Hungary from 8 to 12 September.

The SA team is made up of 83 men (12 from EP) and 54 women (4 from EP).

Sharon Oakley who is the chairman of Eastern Province Triathlon Association, is also one of the team managers of the SA team. -Grocott's Mail

 
Terri-Lynn, the triathlete


Terri-Lynn Penney, a local athlete, will represent South Africa at the Dextro Energy ITU Triathlon Championship in Budapest, Hungary from 8 to 12 September. But she says it's been a tough road so far due to injuries and raising funds for her trip. After finishing fourth at the South African Triathlon Championships in the women's 30 to 34 years age group,Penney qualified for the international champs. Besides making the SA triathlon team this year, she was also selected for the Eastern Province Duathlon Team (in her age group) as well as for the EP 21km road running team in the senior women's section.
The world triathlon champs is made up of a a 1.5km swim, 40km cycle and a 10km run.
"The standard of tri-athlon in SA is very high, so then internationally it is higher," says Penney. She doesn't know much about her competitors though, as it is her first time competing in a world championship. "I would have liked to be more fitter, but injuries have held me back," she adds, talking about how she got back in shape after fracturing her ankle.
The funding for the trip has had to come out of her own pocket and other forms of fundraising, which includes Penney selling refreshments after a local run as well as walking the streets of Grahamstown selling muffins.
Penney thanks the various businesses, organisations and individuals for helping her with expenses towards her trip which has worked out to over R30 000. -Grocott's Mail, Khanyiso Tshwaku

Terri-Lynn thanks all the businesses, organisations and individuals who helped her reach her dream of representing South Africa at the World Triathlon Champs:

ROTARY CLUB OF GRAHAMSTOWN SUNSET

ANN WITTER

CANDICE MULLINS

CHICKEN GENDALL

COLLIN MEYER

DENIS PAGEL

ERIC MAPARA

GRAHAMSTOWN PACKAGING

GRAPEVINE BOTTLE STORE

GWENDA THOMAS

JILL WOLVAARDT

LILY CHAN-HENRY

MADYKE MOKOROSI

MARION ENSLIN

MARTIN HILL

MIKE LOEWE

MR LEACH

NEIL GROBELAAR

NUNIRISSA MADATT

QUINTON MULLER

SARAH RADLOFF

SEAFIELD SUPERMARKET, KLEINEMONDE

SHERYL-ANN DRENNAN

SIYABONGA NDLUMBINI

TERRENCE HURN

THE KNOCK SHOP

THEO DU TOIT

 

As part of her fundraising towards her trip to the World Triathlon champs, Terri-Lynn will be selling bacon and egg rolls, boeriewors rolls, tea and coffee and muffins at the Mountain Drive half marathon on Saturday. Please support her, as the funds made will go towards her trip to the World Triathlon champs, which she has to cover the full costs.

 


Terri-Lynn Worlds fun run

The Kleinemonde community organising a 5km fun run for Terri-Lynn's World Champs trip. The 5km fun run took place from the shop in Kleinemonde (about 20km from Port Alfred on the East London Road), on 10 July. About 77 people took part in the fun run, walk.

Terri-Lynn has been selected as part of the South African team to take part in the world triathlon champs in Budapest in September. Each member of the team needs to sort out their own funding for the entire trip.