FEATURED ATHLETE PROFILE

WENDY PARKER

AGE GROUP SQUAD

NICKNAME:

Wen

LIVES:

Myrniong

I started out as a bodybuilder, competed for around 10 years with success but it was a very lonely sport so a group of my friends were doing obstacle racing so whilst still weight training I did a number of Spartans as well as some 12 hour endurance racing from around 2015 and again with some success.

However after doing this for several years the body was starting to tell me that this sport was tacking its toll. In the meantime a friend of mine had been trying to get me into Triathlon for the past 20 years but whilst bodybuilding it wasn’t an option. But I had her voice was in my head so I thought at 50 years of age... why not!

WENDY PARKER
WENDY PARKER

TOP RACING RESULTS

SUMMARY OF THE HIGHEST ACHIEVEMENTS IN ATHLETIC CAREER TO DATE.

YEAR

RACE / EVENT 

RESULT

2022

IRONMAN CAIRNS

Fist IRONMAN & loved it!

2022

IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong

6:15

2022

Challenge Shepparton

6:10

2022

2XU Olympic Distance

2nd Place in Age Group

THOUGHTS ON BECKWORTH RACING

Beckworth Racing is an incredibly inclusive club with such a vast range of athletes of ability and age. To be able to train and learn from some of the elite athletes is amazing and they will always help.

I did say that bodybuilding was a lonely sport were this is not, there are many organised sessions as a group which makes it easier when it does get hard and also fun.

Everyone is likeminded and wants to see each other succeed and improve. I have made some great friends from this group which will last a lifetime.