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Jean Proctor to compete
in Noosa Triathlon

Maleny resident Janean Proctor is warming up to compete in this year’s Noosa Triathlon in November. With a training regime including walking, swimming, Pilates, cycling and gym, Mrs Proctor, who turned 50 last Friday, has been preparing for months.

The Noosa Triathlon, now in its 22nd year, incorporates a 1.5 kilometre swim, a 40 kilometre cycle and a 10 kilometre run. This will be Mrs Proctor’s first triathlon in ten years, and her last competition was a shorter distance.

“I have watched my brother for the past three years. He is 15 months older then me so this year I am doing it with him.”   “I am anxious.   I am excited by the challenge, but you worry that you’ve trained hard enough to finish.  I am not entering to race, I am entering to finish,” she said.

Mrs Proctor said she chose to do the triathlon for herself.  “It is a personal challenge.  It is a big year for me this year,” she said.   Mrs Proctor said she looked most forward to the cycle and least forward to the swim.   “I have been doing a lot more cycling recently,” she said.

“And with all of the people in the water at once it can be a bit scary.”    Mrs Proctor said she had a keen interest in keeping fit.  “It started with a group of ladies who used to swim and run together about ten years ago.”   Mrs Proctor competed in the Mount Isa to Lawn Hill cycle earlier this year, in which she traveled 700 kilometres in six days.

Janean Proctor is preparing now for her first Noosa Triathlon.

Each of the cyclists raised $300 for the race.   “That was to raise money for the Royal Flying Doctors and the Mount Isa School of the Air,” she said.   About 3000 competitors are expected to take part in the Noosa Triathlon, on November 7.

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Our thanks once again to Cameron & Tanya Outridge
of the Range News Newspaper for this story.