An athlete that continues to learn and grow and a pleasure to coach. Always striving to get the most from herself, and will happily pack her runners before heels when going away….
Name: Caroline Houston
Nickname: Feel free to suggest! (ok -! pocket rocket, speedy, krafty…) :-p
Age Group: Old ! (60+) (EDIT: we call ripe.) 😉
Targeted Sport: Triathlon
How I got started: Water cooler chat at work and I was roped in to do the Corporate Tri ! Here I still am !
Why I choose CPC: I have been with a couple of groups (which I really enjoyed) and was looking for a more tailored program to suit my needs and capabilities to help me progress and achieve my goal of completing a full Ironman.
What I ‘get’ from my sport: For my sanity, and of those around me, my life has to involve actively participating in sport. It keeps me grounded by giving me focused thinking time and it keeps me challenged. The best part is the people that you meet and train with – they keep you honest, and, it’s great to make the journey together to celebrate their experiences too.
Ultimate Goal: Do a Tri when I am 70 ?!!? 😂😂. Actually, the goalposts keep shifting, so I am in ‘ move it or lose it’ mode right now !
What I couldn’t live without: Being active, my family (see next q), friends & maybe my bike !
Biggest love: My husband – sounds really squishy, been through thick and thin, and, he puts up with all my moaning and groaning but is still my rock.
Pet peeve!: If I forget my list
Interesting fact about me: It’s hard to find yourself interesting! My sporting wardrobe is always the first thing that goes in the bag when we go away, and, with 7 pairs of runners, 3 pairs of bike shoes (and the list goes on!) there is plenty of choice 👍