Josh Greaves, Academy Triathlete

What people think of us

I first met Mary when I needed help with my swim time. I am 15 and have been doing triathlons for a year and I am part of 4Life Tri Club and Academy. During the 2012 season I was lucky enough to be affiliated to the East Midlands Regional Academy squad but was told that unless I got my swim time down I would not be able to gain a full place. So I turned to Mary for help!

She has worked on my stroke, corrected imperfections and has offered me great support and advice. She also encouraged me to step up my time in the pool and as a result I managed to hit my target of 2.24 for 200m knocking off 15 seconds in 7 weeks (which some thought impossible). I have now been awarded a full place in the East Midlands Squad for 2013.

Even though I have hit my goal I value Mary’s experience, enthusiasm and expertise and will continue to attend sessions with her to further increase my swimming ability so that I can continue to aim high in 2013.

Mary's passion for triathlon is addictive and she is a great source of encouragement. I will not forget hearing her cheer me on at the Whissendine 6 road race (10K) when I came in third with a time of 35.34.