Charity wins as Sandra passes trio of tests in style

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BOSTON’S Sandra White completed her latest sporting challenge in style last weekend - a testing triathlon at Dorney Lake, Windsor.

Plucky Sandra took up the challenge to raise money for Breast Cancer Care, a charity close to her heart after losing family and friends to the disease in recent years.

The race is not for the faint-hearted and consists of an 800m swim, 30.5km cycle ride and 7.5k run.

Sandra told the Standard: “I survived the day remarkably unscathed and it certainly lived up to being a challenge.

“But I am quite proud I pushed myself well outside my comfort zone and completed the course in a fairly respectable two hours and 45 minutes.”

Sandra added: “The open water 800m swim was by far the most difficult but was thankfully the first of the disciplines and the water temperature of 19 degrees was not so much of a shock as I imagined.

“The 30km cycle after that seemed an absolute breeze. The run was, as I had expected, difficult.

“The weather was beautiful but perhaps better for the spectators than competitors and proved quite draining.”

Sandra was joined at Windsor by personal trainer Sean Band, manager at Kirton Middlecott Sports Centre, and Vikki Lowe, a close friend, who both offered valuable support and encouragement.

Sandra has raised just over £300 with the grand total from the event well on target for £50,000.

Sandra concluded: “I would like to pay special thanks to my employers GB Security Group Ltd who made a generous donation towards the overall total.”

There is still time to donate money at www.justgiving.com/Sanda-White.