Avid cyclist and sportswoman Sam Lee pushed herself to the
extreme recently in Apigne, France.
On Saturday 10th May 2014, having taught a Spinning
class at 9.30am and worked a full day at Les Quennevais Sports, and
travelled over very choppy seas to St Malo before arriving in Renne
The following morning she was up at 6am and started preparations
for the Apigné Triathlon.
Having checked the surroundings Sam completed a cycle on the
roads, double checked her bike and enjoyed a short run in the
beautiful surrounding countryside.
606 competitors from various countries but mostly from France
entered the triathlon.
As participants went through last minute preparations weather
conditions changed from sunny and warm to cold and rainy.
The event comprised a 1.5km swim in the river Apigné, a 15m run
on gravel to awaiting bikes, 40km 6 lap course, followed by 10km
Mixed weather conditions made the cycling course difficult,
especially on corners.
It was hard work, but Sam put her all into it and crossed the
line in first place - 10 minutes in front of the nearest female
competitor. As the Premier Fille she enjoyed receiving the
winner's presentation only to beat a hasty return drive to St Malo
for an overnight kip before catching the 6am ferry to Jersey and
cycling straight to Les Quennevais to work. Phew, some
challenge Sam. Well done!
Sam Lee Triathlon Queen!