Schoolgirl Scarlett Woods is training hard for her first ever Triathlon. Not one to take the easy route, Scarlett has entered the tough Mountain Triathlon in the Pyrennees to raise funds for Children of Colombia's Amazon Covid-19 Appeal.
"First I’m going to do the swim in a local mountain lake (1500m), followed by the cycle (40km) and run (10km)"
Scarlett even spent her 17th birthday in the mountains preparing for the event. Here is the latest from her training diary:
" (21/08) The baking sun, cramps, horned cattle and getting lost meant today's 7km run was quite interesting! (22&23rd) We walked 11km on the first day, starting off in cool cloud and then climbing above it, to camp in the sun by a small lake. I woke up on my birthday with Zeb smothering me, and dad snoring ridiculously loud. If it hadn't been so early, it would've been very funny. We then walked 15km home, with amazing panoramic views."
Well done from all of us - and if you'd like to read more or help Scarlett beat her fundraising target visit her Just Giving page