Janet’s Triathlon Challenge

Tuesday, 21st May 2019

Slimming World group leader, Janet Barnes, has taken on the challenge of a triathlon and training has begun.

Each year, Janet Barnes, of Barrowford Slimming World, sets herself a new challenge. Over the years she has skydived, completed a fire walk and last year she took to the skies again for a wing walk!

This year, Janet has challenged herself to complete the York Triathlon on Sunday, 14th July, in order to raise money for Pendleside Hospice.

Janet said: “Every year I do a challenge for the hospice, last year I did a wing walk. This Triathlon challenge, however, will take a bit of effort, so Pendle Leisure Trust’s fitness instructors are helping me get fit.

With Slimming World’s healthy eating plan and a structured exercise routine with Pendle Leisure Trust, plus a bit of grit and determination, I’m hoping I can complete the course.”

Janet’s training plan includes swimming, cycling and running, as well as gym sessions, as the Triathlon includes a 200m swim, 9k cycle and a 2.5k run.

We’ll be checking in with Janet on her progress over the next few weeks and you can follow her journey throughout our blog series.

You can show your support and help Janet reach her fundraising target by donating to her JustGiving page – click here.

If you’re a member of Slimming World and are looking to improve your fitness levels, come and give our Pendle Body Magic membership a try. Our Taster Membership is just £30 for 12 weeks and gives you access to selected fitness classes and gym sessions. Click here to learn more.