The year book entry at Oxford describes her as something along the lines of a very noisy, energiser bunny. This temperament was it, that’s what I assume, endowed her with the power to do triathlon as a successful pro and spend precious hours with her oncology patients, a double burden she can only take because of her enthusiasm and passion for the both completely different areas of interest. Maybe it all together gives Lucy the balance and energy that a girl like her needs to be successful.
Lucy studied at Medical School Cambridge, and qualified as a medical doctor in Oxford in 2003. Her years as a junior doctor she spend in the oncology at Nottingham City Hospital which motivated her to start a research PhD on kidney cancer in Cambridge in 2009.
In 2005 her triathlete career got kicked off. “Looking back”, she says, “I had absolutely no idea what I had let myself in for. I found a free training plan on the internet and did every single session on my own without an ipod. All this was intermingled with night shifts, my final post-graduate exam and job applications. I did nearly all of my long runs hungover and all my friends thought I was utterly mad. Crossing that finish line I was completely and utterly elated. I had achieved the impossible, and loved it. Job done! In fact I ended up winning my age group and qualifying for Hawaii, something I only realised when I was looking at the results online at work the next day.”
This paragraph perfectly describes Lucy’s temperament, motivation and energy.
And here a few results just to give you an idea what she has achieved already. In 2017 she won IRONMAN Italy, IRONMAN Wales, UK and Staffordshire. She was 3rd on Lanzarote. In 2016 she came in 9th place on Hawaii at the IRONMAN World Championship.
To cut a long story shirt: a simply amazing woman!
Since 2 years Lucy is a convinced BIESTMILCH user. She takes the chewable tablets on a regular basis. I just want to quote her, because, what can be more convincing than the statement of the doctor herself!
“I’ve been using Biestmilch for the last 2 years and am convinced it reduces the number of viral infections I pick up. There is pretty good evidence that biestmilch/colostrum boosts the immune system, especially during periods of intense physical training and when someone is under a lot of stress. And, it has also been shown to reduce ‘leaky gut’ syndrome that can also impair performance, particularly in endurance exercise. Juggling oncology work with professional triathlete life is hard. I can’t always get enough sleep and look after myself as well as I’d like to and can, when it comes to my tights time schedule. I definitely think Biestmilch helps me survive a hectic lifestyle with fewer days taken out with illness.”