Anna has won a series of three sprint triathlon races called the Toro Goldrush series. To her complete suprise at the series awards ceremony Anna was presented with 2 gold sovereigns for her age group win.
Anna’s Dad, John, has been on the internet and can confirm that this is a significant prize!
Now supported with a specialist bike from local company Hope Technologies Anna is becoming a force to be reckoned with in what for her is still a new event. Previously Anna has competed in the pool with Colne ASC and on the track and fell with Pendle. Is she following the Brownlee brother’s route from fell running to international tri?
ANNA Anderson is in the money after winning the Toro Goldrush Triathlon Series.
It was a complete surprise for the Pendle Athletic Club member as there was no advance publicity, but for winning the overall series of three races she was presented with two gold sovereigns. With the second lady winning one and the third getting a half sovereign, it will have cost the main sponsor a fair sum.
Anderson, a former junior fell running international, won all three races, including the Zone 3 David Lloyd Hull Tri in July. At each event the age group prize has been a £5 Olympic Countdown mint coin and there have been substantial prizes for being the overall female winner.
Each race was held over the sprint distance which is half the Olympic length, starting with a swim of 750 metres then a 20k bike ride and 5k run. The last was Sunday’s SIS Humber Sprint Triathlon which she won in 1:12:59. It was held over the same course as the first back in April and she improved by 3.5 minutes, including three on the bike.
With the runner up on Sunday beating Anna’s winning time in April, the new bike from Hope Technology in