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Janean finishes the race of her life
by Cammeron Outridge
Maleny’s supermum Janean Proctor, 50, overcame Sunday’s wet and humid conditions to finish the Noosa Triathlon at the weekend.
She finished 24th in her category and 2117th overall, but Janean was just happy to finish in a time better then she expected. “It was a very rewarding experience. I thoroughly enjoyed it and to come in below my expected time was a bonus,” she said.
Finishing in three hours, 13 minutes and 58 seconds, crossing the finish line became the most enjoyable part of the day. Janean received a timely boost from Dawn Fraser metres before the finish line. “I recognised Dawn Fraser in the grand stand who was encouraging all the athletes. As I went past she leant out and I jumped up and gave her a high five. “Dawn became the highlight of the event and something I will always remember.” she said.
Janean was encouraged to enter by her brother, Alan, who competed with her on the day, giving her an extra support within the race that her family also provided from the side line. “Encouragement and support from the spectators was inspiring and provided a lift especially towards the end of the run leg.”
Janean’s brother is already in talks of training for next year’s triathlon, but so close to the end of this year’s race Janean is not quite so sure. “I thought I would retire on a high note, unfortunately my brother has other ideas, talking of joint training sessions already,” she said.
The Noosa Triathlon, now in its 22nd year, incorporates a 1.5 kilometre swim, a 40 kilometre cycle and a 10 kilometre run.
A high five from Dawn Fraser became the
highlight of the triathlon for Janean.
Our thanks once again to Cameron & Tanya Outridge
of the Range News Newspaper for this story.