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Sporting Heroes with Peter Jack

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Sporting Heroes with Peter Jack thumbnailCatherine Butcher in full flow.

CATHERINE BUTCHER

WORKING mum (qualified nurse), married to Martin, mother of two, Catherine has been ejoying her running as a member of the Sprinwell Club for many years.
Having recently taken up the triple discipline sport of triathlon, she regularly wins her age group and earlier this year finished third in the elite section in a sprint race (750 metre swim, 20k bike, 5k run).
Q1 - What are your earliest recollections of playing sport?
My first memories of any sort of disciplined training were in the early 1980s when I along with my sisters joined the local swimming club.
We trained hard and competed at galas all over the province.
The swimming club was in its infancy then I remember the excitement when we all got our matching maroon costumes.
Q2 -       Who were your early mentors/coaches?
Sporting mentors for me would include my oldest brother Johnny Lowry and cousin Colin.
They were and still are both fine athletes and have a wealth of knowledge on how to train to achieve results.
I never had their raw talent or discipline but they inspired me especially when I watched them both compete in the full distance triathlon in Benone organised by our very own  sporting legend Peter Jack in? 2000?

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